Disasters

Cost of Harvey Cleanup Brings New Test Of Governance For Trump and GOP

"The catastrophic floods brought by Hurricane Harvey to southeastern Texas will pose an immediate test for the White House and Congress, pressing policymakers to approve billions of dollars in recovery funds even though they haven’t agreed on much else this year."

Source: Washington Post, 08/28/2017

"Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey?"

"Climate scientists, who specialize in thinking about the Earth system as a whole, are often reticent to link any one weather event to global climate change. But they say that aspects of the case of Hurricane Harvey—and the recent history of tropical cyclones worldwide—suggest global warming is making a bad situation worse."

Source: Atlantic, 08/28/2017

"Hurricane Harvey The Latest Threat To Flood-Prone Houston"

"Regularly inundated by floodwaters ever since its settlement in the mid-1800s, Houston looked on warily even before Harvey roared ashore. In Houston, the chronic deluges that have repeatedly swamped its neighborhoods are getting worse and more costly — not just for locals, but for federal taxpayers."

Source: AP, 08/28/2017

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