What if, in addition to the record floods of 2009 and 2013 and 2014
apparently caused by local lack of planning in our watersheds,
what if we got 15 inches of rain in one 24 hour period like
Pensacola did a few weeks ago?
Local governments might get sued by insurers for lack of planning,
like 200 communities in the Chicago area already got sued.
Maybe we should plan ahead for greater weather variability
caused by climate change.
The mentality that exploits and destroys the natural environment
is the same that abuses racial and economic minorities….
The mentality that destroys a watershed and then panics
at the threat of flood is the same mentality that gives
institutionalized insult to black people and then panics
at the prospect of race riots.