There are 50 inches of rain falling – 50 inches, over four feet. That’s how much rainfall Hurricane Harvey is expected to dump on southern Texas before it’s all over.
It’s hard to actually comprehend what that much rain means.
As an organization committed to fighting for justice in all forms, we condemn white supremacy. We acknowledge that the roots of racism run deep in our country, roots which became starkly visible this past weekend in Charlottesville.
This year, the ACE Action Fellows in Boston explored the issues surrounding climate justice, and we decided to pursue the goal of achieving commitments to 100% Renewable Energy from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
On Thursday, the US became one of three countries to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. The other two are Syria, a failed state whose collapse was partly fueled by climate change, and Nicaragua, who refused to sign in protest that the agreement isn’t strong enough. 194 other countries – the entire rest of the world – are lined up against us. So, where do we go from here?