Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston + Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston (#AJustHarveyRecovery)

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston + Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston

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Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change

TheRealNews on Aug 28, 2017

Millions face flooding as nation’s 4th largest city faces another week of rain.


Sandy-Level Hurricanes May Occur Every Five Years Due to Climate Change

TheRealNews on Aug 26, 2017

Leading climatologist Benjamin Horton talks about recent reports from NASA and NOAA showing increasingly higher global temperatures, and explains why the dangerous human-caused trend could spell disaster.


As Catastrophic Flooding Hits Houston, Fears Grow of Pollution from Oil Refineries & Superfund Sites

Democracy Now! on Aug 28, 2017 – A catastrophic storm has hit Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city and home to the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the United States. The crisis began on Friday when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas. It was the most powerful hurricane to strike the state in more than 50 years. Much of the damage has been caused by the massive rainfall, with parts of Texas already receiving 30 inches of rain. That could top 50 inches in the coming days. Entire highways in Houston are now underwater. The storm has caused five reported deaths, but the death toll is expected to rise. Thousands of people are still stranded in their homes, waiting to be rescued. Meanwhile, the city of Dallas prepares to turn its convention center into a mega-shelter to host 5,000 evacuees. The National Weather Service released a statement on Sunday saying, “This event is unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced.” We speak with Bryan Parras, an organizer for the “Beyond Dirty Fuels” campaign with the Sierra Club in Houston, Texas. He helped found the environmental justice group t.e.j.a.s.

“This Is the New Normal”: How Climate Change Is Fueling Massive Storms like Harvey

Democracy Now! on Aug 28, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey has already dumped more than 9 trillion gallons of water on Texas—enough water to fill the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City twice. Meteorologists project another 5 to 10 trillion gallons of water could be dumped on the region in coming days, potentially making this the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. We speak with David Helvarg, executive director of Blue Frontier, an ocean conservation organization, about how climate change is fueling massive storms like Hurricane Harvey.

See also:

Another Gulf Is Possible


A Just Harvey Recovery (#AJustHarveyRecovery)

from the archives:

Dr. Robert Bullard: Houston’s “Unrestrained Capitalism” Made Harvey “Catastrophe Waiting to Happen”

Systemic Change Is Desperately Needed by Graham Peebles

The Democratic Party Stands for the Socio-pathological System of Class Rule Called Capitalism by Paul Street

Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti: The Rising Threat of Climate Conflict

Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch

Occupy Sandy: There Is Endless Need Out Here; Bodies Still Being Recovered

How the 1 Percent Conjured a Monster Storm by Chris Williams

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  9. Alright for some….

    “Dear Members,

    Due to the expected inclement weather, the Club will be closing today, Friday, August 25th at 2:00 pm and will also be closed on Saturday, August 26th, as the safety of our members and employees is our priority. We will monitor the weather conditions over the weekend and inform you of any additional closures.

    Please be safe!
    Jeremie Millwee, CPCE
    General Manager Petroleum Club of Houston”

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