SHOT/CHASER: Heritage Foundation Calls Climate Change “Mild and Manageable” as Record Heat Threatens Lives and Raises Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans face deadly climate disasters, MAGA GOP think tank, the Heritage Foundation, is working to minimize the clear impacts of climate change. We call bullshit. 

SHOT: Mandy Gunasekara, representing the Heritage Foundation, called the impacts of climate change “mild and manageable.” 

CHASER: Human-caused climate change is here, and it’s a real and present danger to lives and livelihoods. Just this week: 

CNN: Powerful storm system kills 2 and knocks out power to more than 1 million homes and businesses – Christina Maxouris and Mary Gilbert

The Hill: July was officially hottest month on record, scientists say – Lauran Sforza

NBC: A West Coast ocean heat wave adds to a summer of extremes – Dennis Chow

CNN: Glacier basin flooding destroys two structures in Alaskan capital of Juneau and prompts local emergency declaration – Elizabeth Wolfe and Jamiel Lynch

CNN: Deadly storms wipe out power to 300,000 homes and businesses. Now a new wave of severe weather and flooding is coming – Nouran Salahieh and Holly Yan