One of the biggest lies of this era is that there’s some widespread debate over the reality of climate change. There are a handful of deniers with followers who believe them. But the vast majority of people—even in this adminstration—know what they’re seeing from the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream Waters. “This month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency detailed a new program, worth an initial $500 million, with billions more to come, designed to pay for large-scale relocation nationwide. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has started a similar $16 billion program. That followed a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to start telling local officials that they must agree to force people out of their homes or forfeit federal money for flood-protection projects.” NYT: U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods.

+ Power outages, a chemical fire, and thousands of people in crowded shelters as a downgraded Laura as she moves inland. Here’s the latest.