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The road to wholeness after Irene for some was quick and for others longer. Some are still travelers on that journey. The message of the shofar can help remind us not to lose hope along that path.
Whether it's the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats couldn't be more different, but the problems are remarkably the same: Farms are devastated. Power plants shut down. Water supplies are threatened.
The United Houma Nation, with its family tree firmly planted in Louisiana's coastal parishes for the last 300 years, doesn't want to see its centers drown as the wetlands shrink.
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In these upstate regions in Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties, there's a new breed of organic and sustainable farming.
The two farms are 2,000 miles apart, but both farmers use sustainable practices, and unlike Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, both believe in climate change.
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Whether or not we are ready to conclude that today's extreme weather events are linked to global climate change, it would be utterly irresponsible for us to ignore the possibility.
Bob and Irene were farmers in upstate New York. To me, they weren't hurricanes -- they were dear family friends. Actually they sold their farm to my husband in the late '70s, and in the years to follow Bob helped take care of things, right up until his death.
While a major hurricane will move through the Atlantic this week (and another storm might form), it is the remnants of a storm that never exceeded tropical storm strength that will pose a much greater danger to the U.S.
If there is one thing that we learned from Hurricane Irene, it's that a tropical storm or hurricane doesn't have to have the highest winds in order to cause massive damage.
Thanks to Hurricane Irene, residents from North Carolina to Vermont are dealing with serious property damage. Many are protected through the National Flood Insurance Program but had the hurricane hit a month later, headlines may have been very different.
The term "perfect storm" is overused now, but it is the perfect metaphor for the violent relationship between people and the environment today. We are experiencing a convergence of factors that are putting us at great risk.
The big lessons from Irene: invest in more significant defenses, and get a handle on climate change. If not, we will be measuring our future woes in feet, not inches.