Tagged: Hurricane Katrina

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

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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

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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