Sandy Reveals the Steep Cost of Delaying Climate Action
Report after report confirms that climate change is intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, drought, and heat waves. It heat ups our oceans and loads storms with extra energy, making them more violent. It also contributes to sea level rise, which increases storm surges and coastal flooding.
And yet some politicians continue to deny the existence of global warming and block efforts to address it. By failing to fully confront the climate crisis, we are saddling our communities with steep costs, devastating losses, and mounting dangers.Read more.
Photo: Rockaway, Queens, after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: anique