Hurricane, Climate and War Oh My!
The chickens are coming home to roost on President Bush's imprudent war. There are inadequate troops – particularly in depleted National Guards – to respond to this emergency. And both 911 and now Hurricane Katrina were directly caused and/or exacerbated by America's unquenchable thirst for oil. Let there be no doubt that humankind must share the blame for the New Orleans disaster – through our carbon emissions, coastal habitat destruction and wetland loss.