Texas has made progress recuperating from Hurricane Harvey, but low-income and minority residents have had a much harder time.
Andrew DesslerAnd as always, the bad effects fall more strongly on the poor, which makes these disasters a moral as well as physical disaster. But, hey, that's the free market in operation, right. If poor people don't like it, they should become rich. AmIrite?
Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray.
Andrew DesslerMaybe you should just abandon the house and walk away. You might get sued by your bank and your credit will be shot — good luck buying another house or car — but, hey, you're out of that flooded dump.
This can lead to neighborhoods just evaporating ...
Cloud‐to‐ground lightning flash data have been analyzed for the twelve‐year period 1989–2000, for a geographical area centered on Houston, Texas. Of the 1.6 million cloud‐to‐ground flashes in this ar...
Andrew DesslerI sometimes wonder what Kelvin Droegemeier does during the day. This is what I imagine a typical day looks like:
10:30 am: roll into the office, ask his secretary Sue if the President has called.
Andrew Dessler2:30 pm: wake up, mop up drool puddle on desk
2:35 pm: ask if the President has called
2:36 pm: turn on Fox News in order to get some insight into what the President is thinking
One big question about Hurricane Dorian remains: Will the ferocious storm cause significant damage in the United States?
Andrew DesslerTHREAD: Given how much trouble forecasters have in predicting a hurricane track, why should we have confidence in predictions of climate? Because they’re different types of problems. 1/
"This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile differences between models and observations. The authors do not consider...