Here in California, we just had a heatwave which was unprecedented, setting all time records in many cities. This is in the same year where there were all time records set for rainfall which followed several years of record low rainfall.
Harvey looks like it is the worst hurricane to have ever hit the US and Irma is currently the biggest hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic basin. It is bigger than Florida itself.
Human nature is to act late but in many fields, acting late is acting too late.
Human progress has been based on rational thinking including doing what matters when it matters, not when you feel like it. Doing what is right, even if you'd rather do something wrong.
Which way are we going to go on this as the consequences being? We being America, the only country that is suspending rational thinking in this matter. Will we begin to act when Mar A Lago gets wiped out or will we just be happy when the government pays to rebuild it?