196: Sandy Said

Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast of the United States in late October, reigniting a conversation of changing climate and the impacts of what is happening to the ocean: acidity, sea level, temperature, polar ice, and extreme weather. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What will it take for us to admit and respond to climate change as a formative force for our time?" and will argue that the recovery from this storm must begin a new relationship with the ocean through new values, new structures, and new solutions for how we live and work along the coast and how we engage and respect the natural world we live in.

We have asked the question before, "What will it take for us to admit and respond to climate change as a formative force for our time?"

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Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.

 

Photo: Casino Pier roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J. lies crumpled in the ocean after the pier was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Credit: Michael Reynolds | EPA