Earth fights back

In this episode of the program we are going to explore hurricane Ida and its destruction, climate change and who’s to blame, the status of infrastructure and what the government is doing about it.

In New York City all previous records of rainfall was shattered, more than three inches of rain fell in one hour, turning streets and highways into rivers, drowning people in their basements, and shutting down the airport and subway.

Estimates state that the hurricane has cost the country 95 billion dollars. The storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Pennsylvania and caused more than 100 million dollars in public infrastructure damage. It shut down almost all of the Gulf coast oil production accounting for about 15% of the US total.

Louisiana’s mainland refineries which account for 12.5% of the country’s capacity were also shutdown, as a result the prices of oil and gasoline rose in the US.

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