198: Some Answers for Sandy

As we have argued here on World Ocean Radio too often before, we can no longer protect ourselves from the cause and effect of climate change through indifference, contrived ignorance, and lack of action.  That response is irresponsible to the victims, the coastal communities, and to the rest of the nation who are being asked to finance the reparation this time and next.

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Superstorm Sandy posed many questions to those who deny the implications of sea level rise and other factors associated with changing climate. It has become evident that we can no longer protect ourselves from the cause and effect of climate change through indifference, contrived ignorance, and lack of action. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will suggest that Sandy may have generated a growing force among citizens and leaders that may result in the critical thinking and courageous planning, design and implementation of physical, financial, and societal structures that will be the revolutionary shift in thinking and acting that is required to truly answer Sandy’s questions.

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O 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.

 

Image: Seaside Heights, NJ. Credit: AP/Mike Groll

Resources from this episode: Bill Keller op-ed | A New Manhattan Project

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