The Aztecs had a shining city on a lake, with canals, causeways and aqueducts – until the Spanish came. Mexico City is still suffering the consequences of their bad public health decisions.
Blaming flooding on an act of God wrongly absolves government and developers of their liability for poor decisions that unfairly burden taxpayers.
'Leaky dams' and tree planting are useful against smaller floods, but they won't hold back the water after a major storm.
We asked some climate researchers what kept them hopeful in 2019.