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Amahia Mallea: As flood risks increase across the US, it’s time to recognize the limits of levees

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.

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

UN: Ignore Trump on Climate

Three senior UN officials urge the world to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in a powerful rebuff of the scientific illiteracy of President Trump. LONDON, 16 October, 2017 – … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: Collage

After the hurricane, the deluge of drops and days, we wondered if it might happen again, if the cerise and ocher blue would collage the sky taupe/black, could crack and … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leslie McGrath: Surge/Wick/Raze

1. Surge Under the strobes mounted on their camoed Jeeps National Guardsmen seem to wobble as they check my ID before waving me into the dark. This is not my … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Great Flood

How many times will we rebuild Florida’s cities, Houston, coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms lethally intensified by global warming? At what point, surveying … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Ellen McGrath Smith: Stay Here and Keep Watch With Me

Sane Soldiering in the Information Wars Incoming! Late in the day on Friday afternoons, when many of us used to look forward to some downtime alone or with friends or … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Wenonah Hauter: Climate Change Unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels. Weeks … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism

As Houston begins its long recovery from Hurricane Harvey, epic wildfires burn throughout the western U.S., and Irma charges toward Florida after devastating several Caribbean islands, while two other storms … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Man Made Borders On This Earth

Last Wednesday, 31-year-old Alonso Guillén, a Lufkin, Texas Dreamer, construction worker and weekend disc jockey known as DJ Ocho, left work with two friends and a small borrowed boat, driving … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Andrew Revkin: Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather. The consequences of Houston’s … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ilan Kelman: Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos

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

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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