Our relationship to the world around us is shifting as fast as that world is shifting. “Frankenstorm” is the right name for Sandy, and indeed for many other storms and droughts and heat waves now. They’re stitched together from some spooky combination of the natural and the unnatural. Some state will doubtless bear the brunt of this particular monster, but it also will do its damage to everyone’s state of mind.
Add in the concurrent Haida Gwaii earthquake as a reminder of our vulnerability. The suicidal hubris of expanding fossil infrastructure on the west coast shows how much further some minds must shift.
No pipelines, no tankers. Urgent action on decarbonization.