Hurricane Season is still upon us
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1-November 30, so our area of the Gulf Coast is still in the midst of it.
For forecast overview of current tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific, see: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
For a preparedness guide for all stages of tropical weather, see: https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan
Another useful preparedness site is: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Topic of the Month: Climate Change
Climate change is a global issue that affects everyone. From rapidly rising temperatures to increasingly severe weather conditions, our world is gradually facing the effects of this man-made climate crisis. To learn more about this incredibly relevant topic, we invite you to browse our Climate Change display, currently available by the 2nd Floor South entrance.
From scientific reports behind the 'how' and 'why' of what is happening to congressional hearings about what is being done to combat it, you will be sure to find a variety of educational material to broaden your knowledge of the topic. For additional information, see the bibliography "Climate Change" along with its companion pamphlet.
Time for all things scary. And in this crazy, wacky world there are a lot of things to choose from.
To highlight some of the things that may bring fear to your heart, the Marx Library Government Documents Dept. has a display on 2nd Floor South with a selection of some of the materials available from the U.S. Government on topics such as bats, UFOs, human experimentation, weapons of mass destruction, and zombies. For more information, see the companion bibliography of just some of the titles available in our collection. "Scary Things from the U.S. Government"
Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:
The Debt Limit in 2021 (9/30/21)
Who Pays the Corporate Tax? (9/29/21)
Social Security: The Trust Funds (9/21/21)
Patriot Day: Fact Sheet (9/3/21)