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Building Cities That Climate Change Won’t Wash Away 29

Despite its name, a 500-year storm really means there’s 1 in 500 chance of occurring in any given year. Between 2015 to 2017, Houston experienced three—not great odds. Are cities pivoting as quickly to protect citizens? Shayla Love, a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate, talks to host Krys Boyd about all the hidden things that make a city run smoothly and why it’s not ready to face the reality of climate change. Her article is “Our Infrastructure Is Being Built for a Climate That’s Already Gone.”