Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

More on New Orleans

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

According to Sidney Blumenthal, New Orleans wasn’t just a disaster waiting to happen. In 2001, Bush received advice from experts that the flooding of New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters to affect the USA. His response? To cut the flood defence funding and build on the nearby wetlands. Read the article in theĀ Guardian. Also seeĀ Boston Globe article.

New Orleans

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

The tragic news about the devastation of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina has, of course, dominated the news this week. One of the USA’s most historic and beautiful cities has been devastated by one of the most violent hurricanes ever recorded. Weren’t last year’s hurricanes also amongst the most violent ever recorded? I wonder how long it will take the Monkey in the White House to make the connection.