NYT: Lets Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors By Taxing Them

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

As Hurricane Harvey survivors struggle with the aftermath, the cleanup, with power outages and portable generators, reporters far away in comfortable offices in New York think they have a solution to their problems; a new carbon tax.

We Don’t Deny Harvey, So Why Deny Climate Change?

Nicholas Kristof SEPT. 2, 2017

Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady — without addressing the risks of future terrorism.

That’s how we have viewed Hurricane Harvey in Houston, as a gripping human drama but without adequate discussion of how climate change increases risks of such cataclysms. We can’t have an intelligent conversation about Harvey without also discussing climate change.

Remember also that we in the rich world are the lucky ones. We lose homes…

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