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!
When we could finally take we our dog for a walk again my wife took this photo today five hours after the the Hurricane Sandy passed where it is usually high and dry along the Manumuskin Creek. To see this kind of flooding within easy walking distance of our home in Maurice River Township, NJ was unsettling. Just south of here the only road to Cape May, Rt. 47, was closed at Riggins Creek because of high water.
It is time our leaders started talking again about reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions. Save this wonderful planet.
Maurice River Township, NJ
"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