Kathryn Miles

The official blog for the author of SUPERSTORM: NINE DAYS INSIDE HURRICANE SANDY.

It’s become almost commonplace to hear elected officials dodge environmental issues with a jaunty apology: I’m not a scientist.  Mitch McConnell used the excuse late last year when a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer asked him about if he agrees with climatologists who point out that our carbon emissions are responsible for global warming. House …

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Originally posted on TIME:
8:40 a.m. National Weather Service Forecast Office Mt. Holly, New Jersey 52°F Barometer: 30.13 inches (rising) Winds: Calm Skies: Overcast Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski was reconsidering. He hadn’t slept well that night, and when he walked into the forecasting room that morning, he could tell his staff hadn’t,…

  On the evening of September 3, 1821, the seemingly impossible became real: a Category 2 hurricane collided head-on with New York City. Already the country’s most populated city, New York had also just become the first to surpass a population of 100,000. The results of the Great September Gale were devastating: it filled cellars …

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