Hurricane Sandy has destroyed my neighborhood in Atlantic Beach, NY - located on the the south shore of Long Island. My home has been flooded with 4’ of water as the bay and the ocean came together. We have been without power or communication for over a week and will possibly remain in the dark and cold for at least a month. This is New York but Climate Change has no mercy no matter where you live.
Cornell University and Ithaca College students connect the dots between extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the money their school invests in the fossil fuel industries that have caused our climate crisis. They, along with 40 other schools, are calling on their universities to divest coal and fossil fuels and fund the future instead!
"War zone" in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Lights out in 98% of homes. 24 miles and a world away from mid-town midtown Manhattan. Power companies say it could be 2 weeks until power restored to this part of NJ. Time to connect the dots, bury the power lines and adapt to our changing climate..More pictures on www.climatemama.com/blog
We’ve never really had a problem with severe storms where I live in Long Island, but in the last 2 years we’ve had 2 evacuations as well as several hurricane and tornado warnings. My house has never flooded before, but Hurricane Sandy has put my entire backyard underwater, broke our dock, and flooded the streets high enough so that salt water is pouring into my parents cars through the doors into the interior as well as into the engine. I know one storm cannot be attributed to climate change, but the persistent extreme weather is a sign.Connect the dots!