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Hurricane coming? You’d better believe it this time

Hurricane coming? You’d better believe it this time

Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive storms in US history, struck New Jersey four years ago this weekend. It left hundreds dead, thousands homeless and millions without power. Around $75bn of damage was inflicted on homes, roads and offices.

The devastation and death toll were grim reminders of human vulnerability in the face of the elements. However, Hurricane Sandy’s impact could have been much worse, forecasters in the UK revealed last week. Scientists at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in Reading were the first to warn there was a significant chance of Sandy making a sudden “left-hook” as it swept up the east coast of the US in late October 2012, striking Manhattan and…

 

 

Meet the tiny towns taking on climate change

solar community in desert: how small towns deal with climate change....

solar community in desert: how small towns deal with climate change….

Ugh! Everything is miserable, you might be thinking, plopping down on the couch. Climate change is too big and I’m too tired to deal with it. I’m just going to sit here watch Netflix for eternity.  Not so fast, lazypants. Take some inspiration from the tiny communities around the world that are taking the fight against climate change seriously, sluggish politicians and pessimistic couch potatoes be damned. When the rest of us just can’t even, these little towns could — and did…

 

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