The Californian fires are a “tipping point” for many residents as they realize that life will never be the same. They must also be the tipping point for clear concise action by politicians to force the oil industry to begin ramping down their operations now. There can be no more excuses.
Is history about to repeat itself? Fourteen years after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and the coast of Louisiana, the region is bracing itself for Tropical Storm Barry.
There is rising anger in the Caribbean about hurricanes and climate change
When the next hurricane or wildfire or other climate impact comes, I hope to see as many journalists barging through the halls of government demanding answers from decision-makers as we see braving the elements reporting on the front lines. That’s the #climatesilence that needs breaking.
We stand with the communities in the Gulf in their daily push back against the dirty oil and gas industry, and our hearts are with them particularly in these days of acute threats to their lives, homes, and communities.