31 Oct '12, 6am

Superstorm #Sandy Reminds Us Why We Have to Care About #ClimateChange

Superstorm #Sandy Reminds Us Why We Have to Care About #ClimateChange

Over the years I’ve written several blogs about the connection between extreme weather and climate change, so watching Sandy pummel the East Coast compelled me to revisit this issue once again. Watching the images of Sandy leaving a path of destruction brings back memories of the day after Hurricane Andrew hit my home in Miami back in 1992. The state of shock as my parents and I approached our storm ravaged home is still fresh in my memory even 20 years later as I see the faces of those who are experiencing the same today. My heart goes out to them. As a mother of two, I can’t help but think of the kids who just Sunday were obsessing over what candy they might collect on Halloween and whether or not their costume was just right, makes it even harder to watch. Yes, t hings will eventually return to normal for most but having lived it – I know it’s not a fast or easy road ba...

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