Renate Heurich’s Letter to the Editor: Seek Options Besides New Power Plant.
Originally published in The Advocate, minus one key paragraph (in bold below).
A recent opinion piece favored building a new gas power plant in New Orleans East. Gulf Coast residents are reeling from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, fueled by waters 1.8
As Harvey touches down in Louisiana as a tropical storm and moves north, we have so many thoughts on our minds. If you find yourself mourning, remembering, or worrying, we hope these suggestions might help.
Donate locally. Organizations such as t.e.j.a.s.have been working on the Texas environmental justice front for years and know best how to allocate resources on the ground.
By Alicia Cooke
On October 26th, six people attempted to enter the New Orleans offices of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the entity responsible for auctioning off parcels of the Gulf of Mexico and other public waters to the fossil fuel industry. Seventy million acres are on the auction block for the next 5 years, many exceeding a mile in depth—well beyond the depth of Deepwater Horizon.
Sure some games have overtime, extra shots and whatnot. Some can even go on forever. But we need to win this. It’s the biggest game yet. The biggest of the big! Us versus Them! NOW!
Baseball: It’s top of the eighth, tied up, on rain delay. Things have already been historic, with two batters from both teams reaching base after striking out in the same inning for the first time since 1939!
I’ve been watching for 30 years how politicians around the globe either do nothing about climate change or do too little, while climate scientists grow increasingly desperate at what they observe. What we experience today surpasses even the most pessimistic predictions from yesterday.
Global temperatures have already risen by 1 degree Celsius with catastrophic consequences, especially for communities in the global South.