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Hurricane Sandy: What have we learned?

Dear Editor,

I remember what I was doing a year ago yesterday and today. I remember clinging to my phone, waiting to hear from my friends and family who were in the heart of Superstorm Sandy, hoping they were safe. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic, claiming more than 100 lives, destroying homes, and knocking out power for millions. The recovery continues: communities in New York and New Jersey are still struggling to rebuild a year later.

What will we learn from this? We know extreme weather events like Sandy are likely to become more severe and more frequent unless we tackle global warming now.

We have solutions, from wind and solar power to home weatherization projects. Most immediately, President Obama is moving forward with new rules to limit the carbon emissions from power plants. I urge Marylanders elected leaders, to support strong limits on carbon so we can protect our children’s future from the worst impacts of global warming.

We can’t just commemorate Sandy, we need to act.

Talya Tavor, Field Associate
Environment Maryland
Baltimore, MD 21218


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Talya Tavor

Environment Maryland is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe Maryland is full of special places worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the jagged coastline of the Eastern Shore, or the rolling hills of western Maryland, the state's natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Maryland. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment. Contact the author.
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