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Currently — December 1st, 2021

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Capital Weather Gang
Atlantic hurricane season is officially OVER as of today.
Some numbers:
* 21 named storms, 3rd most on record
* $70 billion in damages, 4th most
* Combined w/ 2020: 18 U.S. storm landfalls, most on record.
Good riddance.
Take a deep breath, active Atlantic hurricane season is over! Today NOAA released a finalized summary of the 2021 season. This year produced 21 named storms in total— including four major storms. According to NOAA, this is the third most active year on record and the sixth consecutive above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.
The severity of hurricane season, coupled with flooding and rapid intensification is fueled by climate change. The loss of life, livelihoods, and homes from Hurricane Ida and other storms this year is yet another depiction of the climate emergency. Each year we postpone action on climate will lead to more extreme and unpredictable storms.
Virginia Hanusik
a reminder that while today marks the end of the 2021 hurricane season - the third busiest on record - much of south louisiana is still struggling from a storm that happened in august and exploitation by the fossil fuel industry which has made the impacts of each storm worse
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Mary Annaïse Heglar
"What I saw in Louisiana after Ida was not resilience. It was defiance...What I saw, in other words, was love—big, bold, and beautiful."--My latest (and last in a series) in @thenation
Climate justice reporter and cohost of Real Hot Take, Mary Annaïse Heglar, wrote a series on her experience excavating New Orleans during Hurricane Ida earlier this year.
In a reflection that encapsulates the experiences of many living in cherished communities that are on the frontlines of climate change, Heglar wrote:
“Whenever there’s a storm like Ida, people from far away wonder, loudly and aggressively: Why do they stay? It’s a question that raises another: Have you ever been in love? Yes, there are those who stay because they don’t have the means to go, but then there are so many who stay because they don’t have the heart to go.”
Read the full pieces, Before the Storm: How Do You Know When to Go? and The Fog After the Storm for an insightful perspective on life during the climate emergency. — Abbie Veitch
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