"Builders Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came."

"Leslie Martinez heard the floodwaters before she saw them. ...  After all, Ms. Martinez recalled, the home builder had assured her that 'flooding was not even a possibility' when she and her husband purchased the house in this suburban enclave north of Houston in 2011. They would never have bought here otherwise. Flood insurance, of course, was neither required nor needed."

Source: NY Times, 12/05/2017

"This Is One International Climate Agreement Trump Supports"

"The Trump administration joined countries around the world last week in endorsing a powerful climate agreement that could cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to prevent as much 0.5 degrees Celsius of warming." "The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol would cut HFCs, potent greenhouse gases widely used in air conditioners and refrigerators."


Source: InsideClimate News, 11/28/2017


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