I am officially pissed and need to rant. Texas, Houston, Kingwood have flooded again. Hurricane Harvey is barely in the rearview mirror. And the recent May flash floods are still with us.
When policy devastates people's lives, it's hard to be silent. The corporate/political crookedness responsible for the successive floods in the Houston area and beyond are a direct result of us believing and acquiescing to the disinformation from evil corporations, their willfully enslaved wards, and their purchased politicians. AND I MEAN THIS.
Floods, not an act of God
This is not an affront to my scores of friends who must make a living with a job albeit with oil companies of all sorts. Most do not have the ability or are involved in developing the policies that harm. An altruistic move does little to solve the problem. They do make enough to discretely help fund those working to get necessary policies to mitigate the effects of the damage their companies caused.
I now have friends that will go through a rebuilding process again in less than two years for no fault of their own. This is not rocket science it is simple volumetric math.
The catastrophic weather and the destruction of property are not acts of God. They are the cumulative action of what man has done to the environment through the irresponsible burning of fossil fuel, the squelching of alternatives, and encouraging people to live in flood-prone areas. This is just physics playing out. Sadly those responsible for the problem would like one to see it as an unlucky act of God. It is not. It's science.
Every oil company's scientist has climate modeled or know of one. There are court documents. They know exactly what is happening. That is why I do not mince words when I refer to corporate executives as evil. They should be prosecuted.
The status quo is simply not sustainable and I hope these people in my area that are being flooded out several times a year start to understand that we must take the blinders off. Science matters. Taxes matter. Ideology matters with respect to things of this nature. One's actions politically affect all of those around.
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