Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and 9/11

Bill McKibben on a drowned NYC:

The subway is more than mass transit – it’s the city’s very roots. The idea of the metro swamped by cold, salt water is unbearable

New York is the city I love best, and I’m trying to imagine it from a distance tonight. The lurid, flash-lit instagram images of floating cars in Alphabet City or water pouring out of the East River into Dumbo, the reports of bridges to the Howard Beach submerging and facades falling off apartment houses – it all stings. It’s as horrible in its very different way as watching 9/11.

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