In the wake of the disastrous rainfall and flooding that Hurricane Harvey unleashed in Houston, throughout coastal Texas, and into Louisiana, our hearts go out to all those affected by the storm. This record-breaking event is one in a series of unprecedented storms in recent memory, and has been devastating to infrastructure, community wellbeing, and human life.
We are deeply saddened by this event and its far reaching implications for the affected communities, and urge people to consider donating to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross, Houston Food Bank, and the Houston Community Foundation. Help is still needed, and your contributions will have a lasting impact on recovery efforts in the region.
In the wake of this disaster and the devastating flooding in South Asia, we at Utah Clean Energy are more motivated than ever to continue the important work we do to address climate change. Scientists have described how climate change contributed to Harvey’s magnitude and intensity, not only in the damage caused by the storm, but also in the difficulty of rescue and relief efforts. We cannot afford to continue ignoring the devastating effects of natural disasters amplified by climate change. Now is the time for action to prevent similarly devastating occurrences in the future.