Sen. Dick Durbin. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green. Sunday night, President Obama claimed his debt ceiling deal would lift the "cloud of uncertainty that hangs over our economy." While he expresses concern for the political weather, the actual weather -- poisoned by carbon pollution -- is growing more devastating. The drastic cuts in federal investment that are requirements of the debt deal will leave the nation in deadly peril from our superheated climate, just as full mobilization is needed. Last week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) brought attention to the deadly scourge of severe weather fueled by climate change, and to the …
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Brad Johnson is the campaign manager of Forecast the Facts. He was previously the editor for ThinkProgress Green. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Amherst College and master's degree in geosciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.