What If We Named Catastrophic Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers?

What If We Named Catastrophic Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers?
fastcoexist.com

We give hurricanes such friendly, blameless names. What did Sandy ever do to anyone? An advocacy group wants to name disastrous storms after the politicians who are blocking effective climate policy.

Spare a thought for peo­ple named Ivan,…

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Convert NYC into wetlands to hurricane proof the city

A Plan To Hurricane-Proof New York, With A Ring Of Wetlands
By Linda Tischler, fastcodesign.com

A grassy buffer zone around Lower Manhattan might work better than big seawalls—and look better, too.

In the wake of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, there have been a flur­ry of ideas on how to deal with the prospect that storms of such mag­ni­tude may no…

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Eco disaster redistributes tech to those in need

Rogue Hurricane Sandy volunteers are redistributing wealth
By Liat Clark, wired.co.uk

Politics

New York­ers weary of urban inequal­i­ty have taken it upon them­selves to pil­fer equip­ment from lux­u­ry devel­op­ment sites in the after­math of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, and redis­trib­ute it to those in need. The group is oper­at­ing…

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Why Cell Phones Went Dead After Hurricane Sandy

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Editorials, bloomberg.com

After Hur­ri­cane Sandy, sur­vivors need­ed, in addi­tion to safe­ty and power, the abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate. Yet in parts of New York City, mobile com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices were knocked out for days.

The prob­lem? The com­pa­nies that…

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Why Cell Phones Went Dead After Hurricane Sandy

Visualizing all public transit in NYC

Watch One Mesmerizing Day Of All The Public Transit In New York
BY MORGAN CLENDANIEL, fastcoexist.com

This video, made using MTA data, shows the city as defined by its subways, buses, and trains.

New York is a city defined by its pub­lic trans­porta­tion sys­tem. It’s why, when large parts of it were taken out dur­ing Sandy, it was so pal­pa­ble…

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Do natural disasters redistribute wealth?

NYC Crime Rate Drops After Storm
thedailybeast.com

HURRICANE SANDY

Hur­ri­cane Sandy may have dev­as­tat­ed areas of New York City, but there was one sil­ver lin­ing in the oth­er­wise mas­sive­ly destruc­tive storm cloud: the city’s over­all crime rate dropped 27 per­cent com­pared with the sam…

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New York Magazine captures post Sandy NY

New York Magazine Captures the Look of Post-Sandy New York
Arik Hesseldahl, allthingsd.com

To the list of New York insti­tu­tions that saw their oper­a­tions dis­rupt­ed by the Super­storm known as Sandy last week, add New York Mag­a­zine.

With offices on Var­ick and Canal Streets, it is sit­u­at­ed right at the bor­der­line between t…

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After Sandy, New Jersey Becomes an Unwilling Test Case for Internet Voting

After Sandy, New Jersey Becomes an Unwilling Test Case for Internet Voting
Arik Hesseldahl, allthingsd.com

Hold­ing an elec­tion is com­pli­cat­ed. Hold­ing an elec­tion eight days after a his­tor­i­cal­ly sig­nif­i­cant dis­as­ter? Prob­a­bly expo­nen­tial­ly so. This is the cir­cum­stance in which the state of New Jer­sey will find itself…

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Hurricane Sandy: another climate wake up call

Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future
Fresh Air from WHYY, npr.org

Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future Fresh Air from WHYY

If you ask cli­mate sci­en­tist Radley Hor­ton, it’s dif­fi­cult to say that Hur­ri­cane Sandy was direct­ly caused by cli­mate change, but he sees strong con­nec­tions betw…

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