Category: climate change


what a time to be alive

While hurricanes struck, Scott Pruitt was up to some interesting activities:

Scott Pruitt is literally Satan. Contrast his actions with former (bipartisan) administrators and you see the truth. He is an industry tool meant to dismantle the hollowed out yet more essential than ever EPA.

Below are the records Hurricane Irma has already broken as of this morning:

  • Irma is the first storm in recorded history that has maintained top winds of 185 miles per hour for 37 straight hours.
  • Irma is the strongest storm on record to exist in the Atlantic, outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Irma is tied with the 1932 Cuba hurricane for the longest time spent as a Category 5 hurricane.
  • Irma has the lowest minimum pressure in its lifetime of an Atlantic hurricane on record, outside of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Irma generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the current Atlantic hurricane season combined.

Just to name a few… more here.

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Say what you will about climate change (I mean, it’s 110% real) but you’d be naive to think the effects of Harvey weren’t exacerbated by it (think: rising sea levels, warmer temps, higher frequency of natural disasters). Harvey isn’t a one-off; we need to be prepared for what’s coming next… 

There are five refugee resettlement agencies in Houston. They will be providing information on ways to help out. I would encourage you to follow them on Facebook to get the latest updates:

  1. Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
  2. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Galveston-Houston
  3. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston 
  4. Refugee Services of Texas
  5. YMCA International

Here are also a few general relief funds set up for both immediate disaster assistance and long-term services:

  1. Mayor of Houston Harvey Relief Fund
  2. United Way Houston Relief Fund
  3. Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies (helping community with disabilities)
  4. George R. Brown Emergency Center (main shelter in Downtown Houston)
  5. BakerRipley opened up a shelter at NRG, info here