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Climate Change and the 1,000-Year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn?


Environment  (tags: disasters, floods, Louisiana, climate change, weather, global warming )

Freya
- 992 days ago - nationofchange.org
The floodwaters are receding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the scale of the damage is revealing itself. It has been described as a 1,000-year flood, leaving at least 13 people dead and close to 60,000 homes ruined.



   

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Janis K (129)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 9:44 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 10:29 pm
When have we ever learned from our ghastly actions. So annoying.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Monday August 29, 2016, 3:59 am
I agree Natasha
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 5:01 am
sorry to say, but I think as long as greed and stupidity leads the worldwide deciders to act against climate change and other long lasting important issues they never will learn and it will happen again and again - really terrible...
 

Animae C (508)
Monday August 29, 2016, 6:24 am
TY Freya
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 9:42 am
Oh Oh...... a Truly Important ! n Important !! one to ask , Freya.... HUH HUH HUH

 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 5:48 pm
Noted, Thank you
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 6:20 pm
When will we learn? Perhaps, as you pointed out on another post, when the guilty industries get hit in the pocket book.
Check out the related story about the beginning of the Anthropocene Epoch, at http://www.care2.com/news/member/565542931/4008033
 

Doris F (18)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 12:10 am
terrible, tyfs Freya
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 1:36 am
notred
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 3:51 am
Noted with sadness.
Thanks
 

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 3:57 am
thank you for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 6:08 am
A good question for the mankind to think twice and work on
 

Lisa M (15)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:52 am
Thanks.
 

sharon ogden (3)
Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:58 am
noted xxx
 

Melania P (123)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 10:53 am
And this is only getting started; I feel sorry for all the animals and people suffering now because of these floodings. But nature has suffered enough ;(
 

Melania P (123)
Wednesday August 30, 2017, 10:55 am
Wait, sorry Freya! I got confused with the story and assumed it was the flood in Texas, 2017. Sorry!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday September 1, 2017, 2:58 am
This was posted a year ago and yet here it is on the top stories - yet the current flood articles are struggling for attention. I don't get what C2 is doing anymore.

The story does bring up the question a year ago, and here we are, no further ahead, in fact worse off now as we have the Trump Administration in positions that are all Climate Deniers and are rapidly working at the removal of every environmental protection we have as well as pushing dirty coal, dirty tar sands, and dirty fossil fuels however and wherever they can.

I guess enough people haven't suffered with enough disasters to stop voting in these idiots. We desperately need Election Reforms because too many people are being disenfranchised that live in the areas that tend to be harder hit. The poor and minorities tend to take the brunt of many of these natural disasters as they live in low lying areas that the more well to do didn't want to live in.

Cheaper land is cheaper for a reason and the local officials and zoning boards who should never have zoned for houses to be built there; but all too eager to collect the property tax monies, also have a hand in it, with the newer areas that were built up in the last 30 or 40 years.
 

fly bird (26)
Friday September 1, 2017, 10:19 am
Noted, thank you, Freya

no words - devastating for so many!!!!!!
 
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