Southern Louisiana: Under Water Again...

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Massive flooding that began last week near Baton Rouge is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. The Red Cross calls this America’s worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey four years ago. This time, there was no advance warning, but the victims are in for long-term suffering—especially low-income people in vulnerable neighborhoods. Along with multiple fires in California after years of drought, it’s one of many signals we’re already living with climate change from global warming.

Credits

Guests:
Bob Henson - Wunderground - @bhensonweather, Paul Champagne - Resident of Baton Rouge, Kevin Trenberth - National Center for Atmospheric Research, David J. Mitchell - The Advocate - @NewsieDave, Jacqui Patterson - NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program - @JacquiPatt

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Gideon Brower, Tena Rubio