Above: “Major intersection: Nostrand ave & Eastern Pkwy and no one is going anywhere.” All photos courtesy of Abigail Ekue
The post-Christmas blizzard hit the East Coast with record snowfall, blanketing the area in tons of snow, not just New York City of course, but from Maine to the Carolinas. In this city our mayor, Michael Bloomberg,
is getting buried in an avalance of complaints, so to speak, about slow snow cleanup, but if the Earth is getting warmer why is there so much snow to cleanup in the first place?
Global warming leads to more extreme and possibly unusual weather events. We’ve had that this year, from droughts,to landslides and flooding, to extreme high temperatures haven’t we? This blizzard was the latest, featuring high winds, low, at times no visibility and most notably “thundersnow”, a rare phenomenon where a snowstorm has thunder and lightening.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Recently spoke with Dr. Paul Epstein of Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment about the connection between global warming and extreme weather worldwide.