Don't look for the government of the great United States of America to effectively address CO2 emissions any time soon.
It is mysterious to me how anybody can claim they can cut taxes and balance the budget and get away with it. Somehow they mesmerize voters into believing the cuts required to actually do that will only hurt the other guy. At any rate, to focus on taxes and the deficit in these times is ignoring the elephant in the room. The government we've just elected is littered with anti-science climate change deniers who are unlikely to effectively address the greatest problem mankind has ever faced.
It is appropriate to be alarmed when facing extinction.
Meanwhile floods affect millions