Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Correct Mistakes

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Correct Mistakes

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Why are media not talking about climate change and how it is impacting the disaster in Houston?

I was grateful for your Aug. 31 editorial "The Homefront," focused on the cost of the many wars we are involved in and the amount of money being spent on weapons and war. It advocated that the money should be going into infrastructure in this country and toward long-term planning to avoid such disasters. However, it did not talk specifically about climate change and the fact that we experience more and more of these devastating climate-related occurrences.

Houston with its oil refineries is especially vulnerable to disasters like the one that has just occurred. When they shut down the oil refineries, tons of toxic chemicals were released into the air. …

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