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“Not even Superstorm Sandy has been able to grab our collective national attention long enough for anyone to think about taking serious action to combat global warming. ‘We’re going in precisely in the wrong direction,’ Elizabeth Kolbert says on this week’s Political Scene podcast. ‘[The Greenland ice sheet] is now melting at five times the rate it was in the nineteen-nineties. That has pretty significant implications for sea-level rise all over the world.’”
Kolbert joins Robert Stavins, the director of the Environmental Economics Program at Harvard University, and host Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the domestic and international politics of climate change. Click-through for more: http://nyr.kr/W55ERX
A month ago today, Hurricane Sandy blew up the East Coast, leaving behind wreckage, from torn-up beaches to battered city streets. The photographers Peter van Agtmael, Adrian Fussell, and others captured the storm and its aftermath for The New Yorker. Click-through for a look back at what they saw: http://nyr.kr/U53AlF
Rebecca Mead visits the Seward Park Cooperative in New York City’s Lower East Side after Hurricane Sandy:
In the absence of institutionalized solidarity, spontaneous coöperation prevailed…. despite the prospect of at least one more night without power, [the elderly residents found themselves] a little less in the dark.
Shannon stands beside what’s left of her bed, after fire completely destroyed her home yesterday.
As others took refuge from Sandy indoors, Brooklyn-based photographer Radcliffe Roye took to the streets—and beaches—of New York City. Follow @newyorkermag on Instagram to see how New Yorkers weathered the storm on Monday, and click-through for a selection of his images: http://nyr.kr/ShAPDO