Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No Environmental Refugees in Napa


Here is a link to my commentary on the Napa earthquake that struck this weekend:
No Refugees in Wine Country

"In the minutes after we jumped from our bed I felt the gap between earthquake experiences in countries far apart in distance, but also in wealth.  There would be no severely displaced, no massive numbers of environmental refugees in Wine Country.  Local radio spurted call-ins from the affected around Napa, the epicenter.

"'The house was such a mess we had to drive over to our other house,' said a woman.
A man said he was calling from his car: "There's no power so we're stuck here in our car because the gate won't open."

This photo from CNN is what viewers saw.This is what visitors to Antigua would have seen after an historical earthquake