The spectacle of Houston, America’s fourth-largest city, under water and partially in ruins should serve as a sharp wake-up call to America in terms of the challenges it identifies and presents. First, it doesn’t matter whether one believes that climate change is human-produced, at least in part, and thus subject to being mitigated, or not. The fact of the matter is that America is showing itself catastrophically vulnerable to what nature seemingly increasingly is getting up to. There was Hurricane Andrew in Florida, Katrina in New Orleans and now Harvey in Houston and Louisiana. Something clearly needs to be done for America’s Southeast.