Category: Floods

cities and global warming and climate change

Tensions Rising With Tides and Temperatures Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have poured new fuel on the debate over man-made climate change. It’s unfortunate that there is even a debate at all. We are wasting critical time and resources as we seek to justify our overconsumption and our fascination with capitalizing on the misfortunes of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Failure To Prepare Negligent Last month, Farmers Insurance Co. filed nine class-action lawsuits arguing that local governments in the Chicago area are aware that climate change is leading to heavier rainfall but are failing to prepare accordingly. The suits allege that the localities did not do enough to prepare sewers and storm water drains in […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Changing South Florida Editor’s Note; The following is a transcript that PBS posted recently about flood preparations in South Florida. A link to the video follows at the end of the transcript. JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s often difficult to see how climate change is altering the environment in our daily lives. To counter that and […]

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