The Georgia senator might wave off concerns about the climate crisis from public office but behind the gates of his private waterfront community, the issue is real. Sea Island Company, which owns the private community, is constructing sea walls and jetties to protect the mansions of its wealthy homeowners from rising sea-levels. Perdue was among the band of Republicans who urged Donald Trump to exit the 2015 Paris Agreement, the international deal aimed at limiting global heating. At a debate last month he refused to say human activities are driving the climate crisis and voted against a Senate amendment that stated as much.
By The Independent. November 13, 2020.