Until we atone for our irresponsibility towards the Earth and commit to dealing with climate change, these weather catastrophes will continue. They are products of our recklessness as a species, and a wake-up call to all of us.
– Marianne Williamson
August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017
Related Off-site Links:
1,200 Dead; Up to 41 Million Affected in Asian Flooding – Andy Rowell (Common Dreams, August 31, 2017).
Hurricane Harvey Is Already the Worst Rainstorm in U.S. History, and It’s Still Raining – Eric Holthaus (Grist, August 28, 2017).
Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Create – David Leonhardt (The New York Times, August 29, 2017).
South Asia Is Also Experiencing the Worst Flooding in Decades, and the Photos Are Horrifying – Anup Kaphle (BuzzFeed, August 29, 2017).
Indian Prime Minister Modi Says Flood-hit People Getting Aid, Blames Climate Change – Nita Bhalla (Reuters, July 31, 2017).
Houston Mosques Are Opening Up as 24-hour Shelters for Harvey Victims – Samuel Osborne (Independent, August 29, 2017).
Just Before Harvey, Trump Admin Revoked Rules Requiring New Infrastructure to be Climate Resilient – Democracy Now! (August 29, 2017).
Climate Change and the Social Contract: How Our Choices Lead to Predictable Tragedies – Mridula Ramesh (FirstPost, August 20, 2017).
Ex-NASA Scientist James Hansen: There Is a Clear Link Between Climate Change and Stronger Hurricanes – Democracy Now! (August 30, 2017).
Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned – Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan (Common Dreams, August 31, 2017).
Above: Hurricane Harvey's aftermath: a Houston street on Monday, August 28, 2017. (Photo: Scott Dalton/New York Times)
Above: A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India August 22, 2017. (Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
Above: People wait in a line to collect drinking water from a municipal tanker at a flooded residential colony in Ahmedabad, India – July 29, 2017. (Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters)
Above: Ofelia Castro leads her grandchildren across a flooded street as they continue an hours long trek from their flooded house in the Edgewood area of South Houston to a relatives apartment miles away. (Image:Robert Gauthier via Getty Images)
Above: People wade along a flood area in Birgunj Parsa district, 200 kilometres south of Kathmandu on Sunday, August 27. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Above: Indian one-horned rhinoceroses wade through flood waters at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. (Photo: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images)
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• The People's Climate Solidarity March – Minneapolis, 4/29/17
• Signs of the Times
• Earth Day 2017
• "It Is All Connected"
• Standing Together
• Standing in Prayer and Solidarity with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock
• A Record High
• Prayer of the Week – April 24, 2017
• Earth Day 2015
• Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014
• Something to Think About – April 22, 2014
• The Paris Climate Talks, Multilateralism, and a "New Approach to Climate Action"
• Superstorm Sandy: A "Wake-Up Call" on Climate Change
Opening image: Houston, August 28, 2017. (Photo: Richard Carson/Reuters)