One Oblivious Thing: Border Wall Gets Washed Away

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

An erratic and record-breaking monsoon season along the nation’s southern border has given former President Trump’s border “wall” more than it can handle. On Monday, six floodgates along the wall were blown off their hinges after a monsoon delivered 2.15 inches of rain to the Arizona-Sonora border. Experts say that the catastrophic failure of the wall’s floodgates directly results from the administration ignoring bedrock environmental and cultural protection laws. Not only is the wall directly in the path of monsoons, but it’s also disrupting ecosystems and wildlife migrations.

As global temperatures warm and storms become stronger and more enduring, the border wall, and the areas where levees were destroyed to build it, will suffer catastrophic flood damage. Conservation experts say the best way to protect people and the environment is to tear down this wall.

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