Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin wept openly in the street on Friday as she returned to the place where the Democratic candidate’s campaign was fought – and lost.
Abedin looked like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders as she visited the campaign headquarters of the failed presidential candidate – after her own stumbles and her husband’s sexting habits helped contribute to Clinton’s historic defeat.
Abedin ventured out of her Manhattan apartment and went to the office three days after President-elect Donald Trump shocked the world by defeating Clinton.
She approached the tall building with stunning views which had until Tuesday been filled with staff an volunteers carrying a bag and a purse.
The pain and emotion of the situation were clearly visible on the face of the long-time loyalist, despite the dark large-frame sunglasses that covered her eyes.
The Department of Interior’s blog stated Thursday that the biggest threat to seven of the most iconic landmarks in the United States is climate change.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our national parks,” the blog stated. “It’s not just a future threat — we’re seeing the impacts right now at national parks and other public lands across the country.
“We must #ActOnClimate to ensure that current and future generations can enjoy America’s most treasured places,” the blog stated. “If we don’t, we will have to say goodbye to these iconic views.”
Here are the seven places the federal government said are in danger of extinction because of climate change:
• The wildflowers of Shenandoah in Virginia are threatened because spring is coming earlier in three-quarters of national parks, according to a study funded by the federal government. “In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues. In Acadia, it’s not just the flowers but also bird migration that’s being impacted by earlier springs.”
• The trees of Joshua Tree National Park in California: “It’s said that Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax was inspired by Joshua trees. Now life is imitating art, but this time the trees are threatened by climate change.” It predicted that because of rising temperatures, “the trees will be unable to persist much longer within Joshua Tree National Park. Soon, Joshua trees may no longer be found in the park bearing their name.”
• Glacier National Park’s “namesake” is threatened, the blog stated. “Scientists predict the glaciers in Glacier will be completely gone by the year 2030.”
• “The Statue of Liberty as we know it,” is threatened by climate change, the blog stated. “One of the most recognizable statues in the world could someday be underwater. Sea-level rise and an increase in storm surges are putting the Statue of Liberty at risk.”