“If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This Is It.” ~ Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy {Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Oct 29, 2012
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Image: Frankenstorm on Facebook

There has been a climate silence.

Eerily left out of the presidential debate—the first time since 1984!—the truth behind climate change may be making itself known in an unprecedented “frankenstorm.”

It’s really important that everybody, even those who aren’t in the kind of path of this storm, reflect about what it means that in the warmest year in U.S. history, … in a year when we saw, essentially, summer sea ice in the Arctic just vanish before our eyes, what it means that we’re now seeing storms of this unprecedented magnitude.”

~ Bill McKibben

A special shout-out to my in-laws on Long Island who we’ve been trying to contact today: Hope you’re safe!

My thoughts are with everyone in the path of this storm, which is hopefully just over-hyped.

In the video below, Amy Goodman talks to Bill McKibben and others about climate change’s connection to Hurricane Sandy.

(Skip ahead to the 14-minute mark for the meat of the video be sure to stay-tuned for a clip of Mitt Romney ridiculing the idea of rising sea levels.)

Watch the 2008 Walk the Talk Show with Bill McKibben.

Bonus video:

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


9 Responses to ““If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This Is It.” ~ Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy {Video}”

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  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    "Unprecedented Frankenstorm"? I've been doing a bit of googling. Actually it's just a lot more people, and many of them building where they shouldn't build. And it's also on TV. But it wasn't even Cat 1 when it hit, was it?

    Check out storms in NY and N Eng over the last several hundred years on Wiki. Especially, 1635, 1815, 1821, 1938, 1944.

    '38 and '44 both made landfall in NY at Cat 3. '38 had Cat 5 gusts in N Eng, 186 mph before meter broke, and a 17.6 foot storm surge. What was the surge this time?

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  5. […] over 100 people and producing upwards of $50 billion in damage along the U.S. East Coast, has reignited a long dormant conversation on climate change in the media, it’s important to note that this is not the only weird and wild weather the U.S. has seen […]

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