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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 10:18 PM

Hurricane Ida shows the one-two punch of poverty and climate change

From Nature News: Hurricane Ida shows the one-two punch of poverty and climate change


US President Joe Biden’s environmental-justice adviser says: tackle inequality and global warming together.

Nature World View September 21.

It's probably open sourced:

I spent the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina watching as the Weather Channel tracked Hurricane Ida. The two followed similar paths. As I write, the damage from Hurricane Ida is estimated at beyond US$95 billion. Many in Louisiana still lack power, and more than 70 people are dead across 8 states.

Some of the worst-hit communities had it hard enough already. I know this from my work on Waste (The New Press, 2020) — exposing water contamination and poor sanitation in rural parts of the United States — for which I won a MacArthur Fellowship last year, and from my position as founding director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. About two million people in the United States, including many around New Orleans, lack proper sewerage. Consequently, these regions have widespread hookworm infections, formerly thought to persist in only the poorest countries.

Advocates often talk about social justice, political justice, environmental justice, climate justice and more as though they are separate issues. The fact is: inequalities overlap and amplify each other. Those bearing the brunt of climate change often have the fewest resources and the most constraints on their civil rights, and live in the most polluted places...

A note about the President:

...consider this: I am a Black woman from a rural community, one of the poorest regions of the United States, where concerns are more likely to be ignored than addressed. This year, I was invited to co-chair the first-ever White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which Biden elevated from a little-known EPA committee. That is progress, and gives me hope for the future.

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msongs Sep 2021 #1

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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 10:56 PM

1. maybe its time to move out of thaat neighborhood if at all possible or hire the dutch to

come in a build flood barriers that work

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