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Houston was warned by scientists but called them alarmists

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  • edited October 2017
    Thanks @Mike83, amazing how well pictures document our horrendous past relative to environmental protection/degradation. Scot Pruitt and Drumpf want to take us back to that era. Disgusting.
  • edited October 2017
    @Mitch. Yes the data is available. Unfortunately Trump and the Republicans try cut out scientific environmental information from the EPA under the guise of cutting out red tape. Isn’t that the issue with Houston not exploring environmental issues before building?
  • edited November -1
    Not at all Captain Planet. Home builders have to go through a thorough process to get permitted to build. My stepdaughter works for a homebuilder. I'll ask her about it and relay her answer to you.
  • edited October 2017
    @welfare-Mitch. Again you should check your facts before you make false statements. Spare your stepdaughter the trouble
    https://qz.com/1064364/hurricane-harvey-houstons-flooding-made-worse-by-unchecked-urban-development-and-wetland-destruction/
  • edited October 2017
    Looks like Texas is being influenced by the Russians. Both are fossil fuel interests maybe making an even bigger monopoly. Character assassination of Clinton was most likely also involved. Sad day for America. Fake news source?

    https://thinkprogress.org/armed-white-supremacist-protest-organized-by-russians-d730f83ca275/
  • edited November -1
    Captain Planet, why don't you try some logic for a change. When a city grows, i.e. more people moving in than moving out, what do you think will happen?

    Just think about that for a while Captain Planet. Maybe it will come to you.

    And, why are so many moving to Houston? Think about that one for a while!
  • edited October 2017
    Okay, I thought about it for a fraction of a second.

    No.
  • edited October 2017
    "And, why are so many moving to Houston? Think about that one for a while!"
    Cheap real estate?
  • edited October 2017
    Read every post here, too funny. Lots of fun reading. I'm not gonna lean one way or another as in Nature does what it wants to do when it wants to do it. You can blame this or that, but yet again Nature does what it wants.
  • edited October 2017
    Whats next? The major storm that attacks New York?
  • edited October 2017
    Real estate is also cheap because there is no regulation. California wont let you build on wetlands
  • edited October 2017
    But California will let you build where the wildfires occur! And they won't even clear the underbrush while at it!
  • edited November -1
    If you can get fire insurance where you build. Also many areas require clearing of 100 ft. around the home with a water tank and automatic sprinklers. If you don't clear they will clear it for you and charge you for it.
  • edited October 2017
    @Mike, maybe in Houston @Mitch can get the law changed to require a 10 foot deep moat around each home.

    And, @Mitch, people who build in wildfire areas are just as nuts as those who build on flood plains. Or have trailer parks in tornado alley.
  • edited October 2017
    Hellasmarter Dude, you have no idea what the perils of the natural world may bring to your home!
  • edited November -1
    Of course you don’t Welfare_Mitch. But you should have environment evaluations as part of permitting
  • edited October 2017
    @ MitchP85D

    My comments from that alternate universe was directed at the uninsured, not you. They, the uninsured, expect to be bailed out by some magical government piggy bank while voting for the chumps who want to dismantle as many government agencies as possible.

    "No welfare cheats! (except for me when my uninsured house gets flooded by and ACT OF GOD (who, by the way, I worship every Sunday)"

    You, on the other hand, have the right to lobby for shutting down the government so long as you ready to also repair the damaged infrastructure that you need in order to drive your P85D on a decent roadway.
  • edited October 2017
    "...are ready..."
  • edited October 2017
    @NoMo, +1
  • edited October 2017
    https://www.wired.com/story/could-san-francisco-get-the-oil-industry-to-pay-for-climate-change/

    Fossil Fuel interest being sued for lies about Climate Change and the devastating effects it is causing. This is one more lawsuit. I hope its' not too late to start the cure.
  • edited October 2017
    Another stupid-ass lawsuit going nowhere!
  • edited October 2017
    With Global Warming bacteria love the warmer temperatures. Costs continue to escalate. Not sure what kind of catastrophe will make people do something.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/us/flesh-eating-bacteria-harvey.html
  • edited November -1
    @Mike. Welfare_Mitch doesn't care. He got his welfare cheese. And when further climate change disasters strike he will still be telling us to burn coal and he will line up for his welfare cheese.
  • edited November -1
    Only in the silly little mind of a liberal democrat is a property damage claim a welfare payment!
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