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“Zombie Preparedness Month” distracts from real Illinois disaster
Illinois lawmakers yesterday declared that this October will be Zombie Preparedness Month.
But one state representative said the real disaster in Illinois is not imaginary — it’s economic and caused by state government.
State Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillsdale, sponsored the measure and said the idea was to get people thinking about being prepared for natural disasters.
However, state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, said the state shouldn’t worry about zombies.
“This may sound like fun, but if you’re really concerned with disaster, the natural disaster that’s happened in Illinois is all economic and it’s all our doing,” she said. “So let’s get to work on the real stuff instead…
Rethinking Urban Landscapes To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels
Sea levels are rising faster than they have in at least 28 centuries, according to recent research, and by 2100, they are expected to rise by one to four feet — possibly even higher. If emissions go unchecked and polar ice sheets melt on a large scale, global sea levels could climb by dozens of feet in the coming centuries. From Shanghai and Mumbai to New York and Buenos Aires, even a few feet of sea level rise threatens to flood homes and highways, inundate sewage treatment plants, and contaminate drinking water…
Understanding climate change as a social issue
Earth’s increasingly deadly and destructive climate is prompting social work leaders to focus the profession’s attention on one of humanity’s most pressing issues: environmental change…
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