Commentary: Climate change & destruction caused by hurricane Harvey in Texas, home to some of the firms producing over half of global greenhouse gas emissions

Author: George Monbiot, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 30 August 2017

"Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?", 29 Aug 2017

[T]hough the links are clear and obvious, most reports on Hurricane Harvey have made no mention of the human contribution to it... In Texas, the connection could scarcely be more apparent. The storm ripped through the oil fields, forcing rigs and refineries to shut down, including those owned by some of the 25 companies that have produced more than half the greenhouse gas emissions humans have released since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Hurricane Harvey has devastated a place in which climate breakdown is generated, and in which the policies that prevent it from being addressed are formulated... In Houston, as everywhere else, it is generally the poorer communities, least responsible for the problem, who are hit first and hit worst...

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