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Houston flooding disaster makes it essential for media to face up to climate change

The Houston flooding disaster demands that we talk about climate change, Post Gazette, SCILLA WAHRHAFTIG, 5 Sept 17,  Why are media not talking about climate change and how it is impacting the disaster in Houston? ….Houston with its oil refineries is especially vulnerable to disasters like the one that has just occurred. When they shut down the oil refineries, tons of toxic chemicals were released into the air. Almost no one is talking about the environmental hazards on the people of Houston.

Failure to talk about the environmental hazards of climate change means that we will continue to make the mistakes of the past and not engage in long-term planning. We can expect that occurrences such as Katrina, Houston and Fukushima will be part of our lives. We have a president and an administration who are denying climate change, which is already having an impact on our work toward natural alternatives to oil and gas. We need media that are willing to write about climate change and the realities of the environmental catastrophes the world and the United States are experiencing. http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2017/09/05/The-Houston-flooding-disaster-demands-that-we-talk-about-climate-change/stories/201709050032

 

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September 6, 2017 - Posted by | general

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