A wildfire burns out of control in Texas earlier this month.Photo: Texas Military ForcesCross-posted from the Center for American Progress. This post was coauthored by Valeri Vasquez, special assistant for energy policy at the Center for American Progress, and Ben Kaldunski, a former intern with the Energy Team at American Progress. "April is the cruelest month." - T. S. Eliot April 2011 has been a cruel month indeed for Americans due to extreme weather. The Weather Channel observed that: It's been a truly awful, record-setting, tornadic April. We've had eleven major severe weather events, some lasting multiple days. These extreme …
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Daniel J. Weiss
Daniel J. Weiss is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Climate Strategy at American Progress, where he leads the Center's clean energy and climate advocacy campaign. Before coming to American Progress, he spent 25 years working with environmental advocacy organizations and political campaigns.