Someday we may look back at the superstorm known as Sandy with immense gratitude. Yeah, she took the boardwalks at Rockaway, Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore; most East Coast beach communities have been forever altered; and some people’s lives took a severe blow. However, because of all this, and the rest of Sandy’s antics, people are finally talking about climate change as a serious issue.
Nothing I have to say on this blog or anywhere else and nothing on any other blog matters the teensiest bit if we end up without Planet Earth, an outcome that might occur if we don’t act asap. Therefore I direct my readers to a slide show and article on Huffington Post that, in 53 photos with explanations, identifies the losses we’re going to face in the near future if we continue on the same path. It’s scary–but it’s important. It’s of the awful/wonderful genre that will, hopefully, light a fire under a few more asses. Click. Read. Act.
- Climate Change And Hurricane Sandy: How Global Warming Might Have Made The Superstorm Worse (huffingtonpost.com)
- As reporters covered Superstorm Sandy, most avoided climate change angle (current.com)
- Climate Change Sandy Says to US: ‘Take That, Idiots!’ (arctic-news.blogspot.com)
- UN: Sandy shows need for action on climate change (miamiherald.com)