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Climate Variability

The Flood Next Time

The impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York and New Jersey in 2012 was an example of what educators call a “teachable moment.”  The storm got our attention. For some, it helped to connect the dots by showing how hurricane intensity can be a secondary effect of global warming. In the aftermath of the storm, […]

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Up until recently, it only took one extreme weather event to make a year stand out. We recall the heatwave of 1995 or the deep freeze of 1996—very memorable for me as the high temperatures in Duluth, Minnesota, where I was living briefly, stayed at all of 20 below zero for two weeks straight.  But […]

Bob and Irene Were Farmers

Photo credit: National Weather Service, NOAA Bob and Irene were farmers in upstate New York. To me, they weren’t hurricanes–they were dear family friends. Actually, they sold their farm to my husband in the late ’70s, and in the years to follow Bob helped take care of things, right up until his death. Bob knew […]

Climate Change Hits Home

Do you live in a climate-ready city? How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change–from the dangers of extreme heat and increased flooding to the spread of ragweed whose pollen causes allergies or mosquitoes that can spread disease? NRDC just unveiled an incredible web interactive […]

Beat this heat wave… and the next

How are you holding up in this heat? Have you checked on your neighbors?  Heat is a serious risk for older adults, made worse because it can be so difficult to escape. As our climate changes more and more, we can expect heat events to be stronger than we remember from our youth. More than […]

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