01 Apr '12, 10pm

6 Ways To Combat Climate Change and Extreme Weather | Care2 Causes

6 Ways To Combat Climate Change and Extreme Weather | Care2 Causes

On the last day of winter here where I live in New Jersey, it was almost 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The week after — the first week of spring, when the grass was turning green and buds were appearing on the trees — the temperature dropped down to 40 degrees. Such extremes in the weather, in such short periods of time, have been all too common of late. Winter was oddly mild on the East coast, after a snowstorm on October 29 that made Halloween trick or treating an afterthought, sent scores of branches and trees crashing down as the snow and ice over-weighted their still leafy limbs and knocked out the power in some areas (including a good percentage of my north-central New Jersey town) for days. Just a few months earlier in August, my town (there is a river running through the middle) had already seen thousands of houses flooded and hundreds condemned after Hurricane Irene , wh...

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