Would love for y'all to read this if you have a few minutes (and aren't bored in the first 30 seconds). Some thoughts & stats on recent events in Texas❤️💪🏼🌅
"Architecture with any authenticity represents resistance. Resistance is a good thing"- Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects ✏️🏡. 3.5 hours north of Houston by car, Dallas TX has been bright, balmy and strangely quiet this week. The sunsets have been calm and brilliant, with just enough scattered mist & clouds to keep the air cool. I've driven my 24 MPG car approximately 50 miles a day since the hurricane, down a lawless stretch of rolling highway known as the Dallas North Tollroad. I would get 29 MPG's, but driving 90 mph is too much fun. It helps me let the stress out after I'm done at my day job.
3.5 hours South of Dallas, Houston TX has experienced an unprecedented natural disaster, constituting the most extreme rain event in US History. Climate scientists tell us there is a 1-in-1000 year chance of a flood event like this occurring in Houston in a given year ("a 1,000 year flood"), which may not seem so alarming... except that it is also the third *500* year flood in 3 years. 2 Five-Hundred Year Floods and 1 One-Thousand Year flood in 3 years. Maybe some of you math geeks out there can work on the combined likelihood statistics there. ➕If you find yourself uncertain about, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change refers to it, the "unequivocal" evidence for the warming of our planet, and, as NASA sites-- the 95%+ probability that the current warming trends are the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia, I'd encourage you to check out the link in my bio... where NASA (who knows a thing or two about our planet) outlines the Evidence, Causes, Effects, Scientific Consensus and Vital Signs. If you're skeptical that global warming had much to do with the severity of the disaster continuing to unfold in Houston, TX... you're right to be. But this disaster gives us a picture of what we can expect if the climate CONTINUES to warm, as scientific consensus has predicted it WILL. (Post continued on next image)