House Democrats introduced a legislation on Monday that, if passed into law, will prevent Donald Trump from receiving federally subsidized flood insurance for any of his properties, including Mar-a-Lago. According to many experts, the effects of climate change could cause parts of his resort and other south Florida properties to be underwater in coming years.
The Prohibiting Aid for Recipients Ignoring Science (PARIS) Act, introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), will make sure that any property owned by a president or any of his family members can’t have access to subsidized insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
Trump’s ridiculous denial of climate change could ultimately cost him his beloved properties. According to an analysis by Coastal Risk Consulting, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding.
But Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort isn’t his only property under risk, his oceanfront condos in Miami and his Doral golf course would also be threatened.
The ultimate goal from this bill, according to Blumenauer, is to make sure Trump feels the potential effects of his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.
“The American people should not be responsible for bailing out leaders who ignore science to gain political points, while subjecting the United States — and the rest of the world — to the catastrophic effects of climate change,” Blumenauer said in a statement. “Trump may choose to reject science, but he can’t ignore the impacts — especially as they happen in his own backyard.”
Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord makes the U.S. just one of three countries to do so.