Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that a natural disaster could quickly, if temporarily, downgrade a rich country to third-world status.
OtherWords is taking stock of the many ways in which Sandy may prove a teachable moment.
Extreme weather doesn’t boost the economy.
Sandy is only the latest and most devastating incident in a pattern of extreme weather that’s become impossible to ignore.
We have to stop subsidizing people to live in harm’s way.
If Wall Street doesn’t get Mother Nature’s hint, it will become the entire world’s tragedy.
Why isn’t anyone laughing anymore?
How about investing in an energy future that will not bring real terror to millions around the world?
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Can we grow up and out of scaring ourselves like this?