民主飓风

纽约—没有什么比全面发酵的危机更能吸引眼球的了。和其他数百万纽约市民一样,我也听到了飓风桑迪掠过我窗、吹打我门的声音。不过我比很多人幸运一点,飓风对我的侵扰也只限于吹打而已。

多年来,专家一直在警告类似风暴会摧毁纽约市陈旧的市政基础设施。海水灌入了开放的地铁。断电将三分之一曼哈顿陷入了前现代的黑暗状态。而这只是纽约的情况。在新泽西州的不少地方,许多仍拥有自己的房子的幸运者被汹涌的污水流灌进的家里。

没人能斩钉截铁地说这场大风暴是由全球变暖引起的,但几乎所有专家都同意,极点海冰融化和海平面上升的影响将导致未来风暴更加厉害。

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