Nature's Fury, Man's Interference

Ringo, Jerome; Joiner, Lottie L.
November 2005
Crisis (15591573);Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p54
This article reflects on the decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build levees down the Mississippi River to keep cities along the river from flooding. It argues that by building levees, the engineer's created a funnel, which forced the mud out to the Gulf of Mexico. It states that global warming has an impact on people of color, who, according to a study, have more than 70 percent living in counties that violate federal air pollution standards.


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