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Today in History - Aug 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina reached category 5 strength...

Louisiana's Superdome was opened as a 'refuge of last resort' in New Orleans...

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Experts: Models predicted New Orleans disaster
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Hurricane Katrina: Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food
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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil. gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In 2005 I explained exactly how #NewOrleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next few days... gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil
I hope you don’t think #Trump and his army corps of engineers gives a damn about a black city sinking. #Katrina turned #Louisiana from blue to red, a form of voter purging that includes murder in its method. gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #Barry
But DON’T blame the Lady. #Katrina killed no one. In fact, she missed the city of #NewOrleans completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t Mother Nature that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved nearly 2,000 people in 2005. This is the real story. gregpalast.com/how-mother-nat…
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Many thanks to @AAMers for a great conference this past week in New Orleans! The keynotes were 🔥, the sessions were stimulating, and the city is fantastic. *Thread* of my highlights below.👇🏼 #AAM2019
Opening remarks by @LottLaura set the tone of the conference, focusing on inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA). IDEA is not just abt mission, but the very survival of #museums depend on it. (1st pic via @AAMers) #AAM2019
Awards were given to those doing outstanding work across the sector. Museo De Arte De Puerto Rico (@MuseoMAPR) received an emotional standing ovation for their work to save and steward collections after #HurricaneMaria. Dir. Marta Mabel Pérez accepted the award. #AAM2019
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