Sandy: The Climate Links Storified

This is the horror film the world has begun to look like, the one that many in developing countries have already been experiencing for years, the one which we will all face more frequently in future. New York City has been overpowered. Winds that rip cranes from skyscrapers and record-breaking waves that surge over every defense. Empty subways and train stations. Shelves picked clean in hardware stores and supermarkets. Uncertainty and fear. 

The US is under attack. Climate change has gone practically unmentioned this election season, despite growing alarm among scientists, the Pentagon’s classification of it as a threat to national security, and record-breaking droughts and Arctic ice melt. So Mother Nature has cleared her throat, and decided to raise the issue herself. 

This is the horror film the world has begun to look like — one in which fake photos FROM horror films are indistinguishable from the real thing. One that many in developing countries have already been experiencing for years. One which we will all face more frequently in future. New York City has been overpowered, the Statue of Liberty brought to her knees. Winds that rip cranes from skyscrapers and record-breaking waves that surge over every defense and flood the subways, close the bridges and tunnels, imprison families in their own homes. Shelves picked clean in hardware stores and supermarkets. Uncertainty and fear. 

We have someone to thank for this: the fossil fuel industry. The politicians who have ignored their responsibilities as leaders to respond to a threat to the entire planet in favor of pandering to short term interests and lining election coffers with oil money. 

Here’s a storified collection to say thank you to everyone who is speaking up about WHY this storm should make us all wake up and hit the big red ACTION button. We can start by stopping the oil companies from invading the Arctic. 

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