Furniture lay on the street in soggy, reeking heaps—the pathetically intimate sight of defiled mattresses and stuffed chairs mixed with mounds of foam, roof shingles, Halloween decorations, and soaked, grease-streaked insulation. Groups of people waited in ankle-high puddles for buses that seemed never to arrive. Here was a drowned cat, there a pit bull with flaming eyes chained to a wrinkled Ford. ‘We Shoot Looters’ read the sign on a house protected by a barricade of storm-mangled cars.
Michael Greenberg returns to the Rockaways, where he grew up, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit.
Bill McKibben, A Grim Warning From Science

Science and its practical consort Engineering mostly come out of this week with enhanced reputations. For some years now, various researchers have been predicting that such a trauma was not just possible but almost certain, The sea will rise at least a meter this century, meaning any average storm will become an insidious threat.

Photo: Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, October 29, 2012 (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)

Bill McKibben, A Grim Warning From Science

Science and its practical consort Engineering mostly come out of this week with enhanced reputations. For some years now, various researchers have been predicting that such a trauma was not just possible but almost certain, The sea will rise at least a meter this century, meaning any average storm will become an insidious threat.

Photo: Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, October 29, 2012 (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)