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November 5, 2012

Larger Outlines of a Super Storm

Of course, the imagery from New York and New Jersey has been dominated by the immediate hit that was taken and the dig out and recovery. This photo is about that too. From a climate change perspective, however, and in terms of the larger questions just now being raised the about longer term status of the island, this (with the discoloration and different lines and outlines) is one of the most incisive photos of the Hurricane Sandy coverage I’ve seen.

(photo: Craig Ruttle/AP. caption:Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The floodwaters that poured into New York’s deepest subway tunnels may pose the biggest obstacle to the city’s recovery from the worst natural disaster in the transit system’s 108-year history.)

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