Houston's tryst with destiny
Epic climate change disaster is happening now in Houston. Despite repeated warnings, the administration took no action.
Houston is facing an unprecedented disaster. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-story homes, as authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. The National Weather Service, the Environmental Protection Administration, scientists, elected officials and citizen activists have been warning for years that global warming would eventually translate into an epic disaster for the city of Houston. "It's only a matter of when, not if," they have been saying. Tragically, the "when" is now upon the people of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city.