The scars left by Sandy are particularly visible in those areas most impacted by the unprecedented storm surge - basically everything ocean facing. We’ve spent the last year talking to friends, friends of friends, and people we’ve never met before about their Sandy experiences. With each new retelling of how events unfolded on that day, it brought home what we keep seeing in climate data and other macro reports - climate change is here, it’s making things worse, and it will change all our lives.
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Right now, many people are asking, 'what is the Paris Agreement?'; 'what does it do?' and potentially most importantly, 'what does the announcement from President Donald Trump mean?'. Here is a run down from us on what the Agreement does and what the recent US withdrawal announcement really means for the US and the Agreement.
Right now, there is a little known major infrastructure work underway in Nicaragua, and it could have dire repercussions for the environment and the people who call Southern Nicaragua home. Nicaragua’s Grand Canal will come with an estimated price tag of $40 billion and will take five years to build - some even estimate the cost may come to $50 billion.
In short, these cuts would make our government unable to adequately respond to environmental disasters, like chemical waste spillsand pipeline bursts, or lead contamination in drinking water. It would also steal away any opportunity for Americans to prepare for climate impacts by cutting research and removing preparedness programs.