- Location: TN 37212
- Marching Since: October 27, 2005
One of the by-products of having grown up alongside the Houston Ship Channel was very nearly becoming desensitized to the vast amounts of pollutants the oil and chemical industry poured into East Houston’s air and waterways. I once fell in the Ship Channel while working on a crew that built launching pads for the new supertanker’s Todd Shipbuilders rolled out nearly as often as General Motors did automobiles. The resulting Kidney infection took nine months to heal. I urinated blood for three weeks. No one can tell me that the current state of global consumerism does not impact the worlds climate adversely. To the political pundits who pooh pooh the notion of global warming, I say this: Go take a swim in The Houston Ship Channel.