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In Louisiana, as of today, 7,183 customers are still without electricity, almost one month after Hurricane Ida made landfall. The largest utility provider, Entergy, resisted efforts to harden and modernize its portion of the electrical grid and the people of Louisiana have been victimized by a disaster of the company's making. The lessons of 2008 were not learned.

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Matt Chester on Sep 27, 2021

One has to ask the obvious. How much more can the residents of New Orleans take? How much longer can the region be a viable place to live? And when will Americans and the rest of the planet learn from the evidence that climate change is presenting to us, both physical and fiscal?

I remember having these conversations after Katrina-- but back then there was a bit more of a resistance to connect major weather events to climate change (understandably trying to avoiding the conflation of weather with overall climate patterns), but it's hard to wonder if 'is it too soon' is the wrong question and how much we should be asking 'are we too late already'? You also have to wonder that if instead of New Orleans being the vulnerable city, if it was one that was filled with more high income households and/or major business districts like NY or Chicago, would we be mobilizing to protect even more swiftly? 

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