The US has more than 100,000 miles of levees nationwide, in all 50 states and one of every five counties. They were simply not designed to deal with extreme weather conditions. It’s time to re-think flood control.
Climate breakdown, as George Monbiot calls it, is happening before our eyes at the same time the science on climate change grows stronger and has wider acceptance. Hurricane Harvey, which struck … Continue reading
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster. Weather and climate don’t cause disasters—vulnerability does. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this means that the widespread discussion as … Continue reading