Hurricane Michael Damaged U.S. Fighter Jets Worth $6 BIllion, While Trump Neglects Climate Change


On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, just over a week after the base was largely destroyed during Hurricane Michael.

The base is home of a fleet of 55 F-22 stealth fighters. Before Hurricane Michael leveled the base, at least 33 of these jets were flown to safety. But at least 17 of the planes, costing $339 million each, were likely left behind and possibly destroyed.

There are several air bases located right on the coast in storm-prone areas in states in the South where scientists anticipate that climate change induced hurricanes will grow more intense and more frequent. But on Thursday, Mike Pence vowed to rebuild the entire base.

We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dave Philipps of the New York Times.

Watch the interview above.

Reposted with permission from our media associate Democracy Now!.

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