Three things to do instead of watching the Weather Channel for Sandy news

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Dear Friend,

Words can't do justice to the fear and peril being experienced by million of people on the East Coast right now.

For those of us who are lucky enough to be out of Sandy's path, it is difficult to know what to do with ourselves.

What we do know is that this is potentially a big moment in the movement to address global warming. There is growing evidence that storms like Sandy will be the new normal rather than a freak of nature.1

There will always be storms, but as the oceans warm and the Arctic melts, Sandy is a foreboding glimpse of the stronger storms (along with floods, draughts, wildfires, etc.) of the future.

So in between checking on your friends and loved ones if you are able to do so, looking at the latest disaster pics online, refreshing The Weather Channel home page, (or seeing if the polls have changed in Ohio,) here are three things we can all do right now:

  1. Commit to vote against anyone who denies climate science or who expresses doubt that attacking global warming is an urgent priority. The League of Conservation Voters maintains a useful scorecard of our Representatives and Senators' votes on the environment.2
  2. Donate to a local emergency shelter or to the Red Cross.
  3. Listen to Bill McKibben in conversation with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now explain why Sandy should be a wake-up call, and then share it widely with all your friends and family.

We wish safety and the fastest possible recovery to all on the East Coast on this scary night. Thank you for standing with us in the fight for our future.

Micheal Kieschnick, President and CEO
CREDO Action from Working Assets


1. "New Study Ties Hurricane Strength To Global Warming," Climate Central, 10-15-12.
2. Look for vote #2 in the Senate and vote #11 in the House, to repeal the scientific finding by the EPA that greenhouse gases endanger human health and the environment, and to permanently block the EPA from reducing greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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