Tagged: Hurricane Katrina

INFOGRAPHIC: Mother Nature Vs the Grid: Nature’s Power Illustrated


This infographic illustrates Nature’s energy output in terms of humankind’s energy grids. This should give you an idea of the awesome power of Nature and a better idea of why we tamper with it at our own peril. As I said before, before we get to climate change we have to deal with climate instability. Our changing environment makes hurricanes alone much more powerful and ferocious. Something to think about…Infographic below. Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: World Wetlands Destruction


I wrote about wetlands in Today Is World Wetlands Day 2011. In that post you can find out more about wetlands, why they’re important and what their role could have been in preventing some of the destruction and sorrow during Hurricane Katrina. Below is the World Wetlands Destruction infographic detailing the current state of our wetlands..and it ain’t good. Continue reading

Why Are People So Mad About Hurricane Irene?

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Hurricane Irene of 2011 hit the Caribbean, the East Coast of the United States and Canada with extensive flooding, high wind damage and heavy rain. On August 20th Irene began to form and by the time she dissipated on August 29th the death toll in the US rose to 40 across 7 states. So why are people so mad? Continue reading

Uncertainty In New Orleans After Two Disasters

Photo Credit: Flickr photographer Editor B / Bart Everson

This really says it all about the problems of blighted property and absentee landlords in our neighborhood”. ~Editor B / Bart Everson

We eat, live and we breath this. You know, that’s how we grew up, doing this…

We hope and we pray for the best.

But that’s why I have said this the thing that scares me the most is what’s going to happen if which I think our seafood may be impacted for years to come.

And what’s going to happen then?…I don’t think everybody wants to keep working for oil cleanup. You know, that’s not no future.” ~Marty Nunez, shrimp buyer

BP isn’t off the hook for unleashing their volcano of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, especially since the mainstream media has Continue reading

Learning About “Green” From Mos Def In New Orleans

I don’t care about anything else but my people being free. Everything else is low priority.

My career, any brass rings that they hand out to me, I don’t give a shit. I don’t feel comfortable with my quote unquote success.

I feel like it’s just the most ephemeral, fantasy set of circumstances to live in if I can have that but this shit is going on.

Then who the fuck am I? Nobody.

And if I don’t use the power that I’ve been given in the world to address this shit then I might as well just go lay in the casket.

And just, you know, just go lay down. ~Mos Def

These videos from 2-cent.com, no relation, are from 2009 when they took rapper/actor/singer “Mr. Do It All” Mos Def to a post Katrina New Orleans. Continue reading

Dear BP, You Got Oil On My Khakis- That Is All, Love, Obama

The adventures of Obama continue and this week they included a very long press conference, all kinds of stern words in every direction and a trip to the Gulf in khakis (or are those slacks? I’m thinking maybe a lightweight bedford cotton blend? Well, for this post they’re darkly colored khakis damnit!).

Look, it may not seem important but what the president wears is a big deal. There are persons whose job it is, not only to make sure the president is fresh, dressed like a million bucks, but also to make sure his outfit conveys the message he wants to convey at any given photo op.

Obama’s handling of the massive oil spill doesn’t readily remind me of President Bush’s handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, but his outfit does. Continue reading

Venezuelan Leader Chávez Claims USA Caused Haiti Earthquake


Let me start by saying I have heard this theory before following this earthquake.

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez, long critical of the United States and its policies claims that the US the earthquake that has devastated Haiti was caused by a secret tectonic weapon that was being tested by the US Navy.

The weapon claims Chávez was intended to be used to eventually destroy Iran and invade and occupy Haiti.

He is quoted by Spanish newspaper ABC as saying the earthquake

may be associated with the project called HAARP, a system that can generate violent and unexpected changes in climate.”

H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley is a live album and video by English alternative rock band Muse, released on March 17, 2008 in the United Kingdom and April 1, 2008 in the United States. I doubt Chávez is a Muse fan but that album was pretty damn good.

The HAARP Chávez is talking about is the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program located in the wilderness of Alaska in a place called Gakona.

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is Continue reading

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