When Climate Change Makes You Sell Your House

With disaster relief funds from Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Harris County instituted a mandatory buyout program for residents in flood-prone areas. But some residents didn’t want to leave.

What’s Next After Harvey?

CHARLOTTE, NC – Tropical Storm Harvey is on the move after making landfall for a second time Wednesday morning. The storm is battering the border of Texas and Louisianabringing more catastrophic flooding to regions that are already underwater. Meantime, thoughts turn to figuring out what happened in Houston and how the effects of future storms can be prevented.

Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis offers more perspective.