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Is Texas’ Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Jeff Goodell RollingStone
Texas brought this crisis on themselves by insisting on operating their own power grid that doesn’t connect with others; by failing to do anything to make the grid more resilient; by creating a political system that is controlled by power and money.

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How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Houston’s Restaurant Employees

Amy McCarthy Eater
Hospitality union UNITE HERE represents more than 3,000 restaurant and hotel employees in the greater Houston area, and around 250 of its members have experienced “catastrophic losses,” according to Texas organizing director Danna Schneider. UNITE HERE arrived soon after Harvey made landfall, and the organization has since been delivering groceries and checking up on its members.

Why are the Crucial Questions About Hurricane Harvey Not Being Asked?

George Monbiot; Duncan Meisel The Guardian
This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe. Not talking about climate change, and Trump's active attacks on climate science is missing a huge, crucial moment to address an enormous problem.
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