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The Climate Pod

Sep 2, 2020

This week, Bob Henson gives us an update on the 2020 hurricane season and what happened when Hurricane Laura made landfall last week (3:07). 

Then, Vann R. Newkirk II joins the show to talk about "Floodlines," which looks back on the 15th anniversary of the levees breaking after Hurricane Katrina and the unnatural disaster that followed (32:33). 

Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss their thoughts on Hurricane Laura, the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the E.P.A. removing protections from toxic waste from coal plants.

Further Reading:

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change, 2 ed. by Bob Henson

Typhoon Maysak on track to slam South Korea

E.P.A. Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal Plants

2020’s “extremely active” hurricane season, explained

Some Louisiana residents won't have power for weeks, if not months, after Hurricane Laura

A post-Laura heat wave has no name