Katrina vanden Heuvel: A climate change apocalypse - The Washington Post
scary as all of this sounds, the real horror show, the true existential threat, is yet another crisis of our own making: the catastrophic effects of climate change.Katrina vanden Heuvel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There’s no need to read Revelations or catch a Michael Bay-Jerry Bruckheimer matinee to understand what it will look like. Just Google image search “Hurricane Sandy and Staten Island,” and you’ll get the general idea.
Forget the zombie apocalypse. Boehner can barely control the lunatics who make up the House Republican caucus.
At the same time, Democrats could take direct action without waiting for GOP climate deniers to finally believe in science. Obama, for example, could veto the Keystone XL pipeline as a threat to the atmosphere. He should also replace outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson with another serious environmentalist who will build on her legacy by regulating carbon emissions. And he ought to sit down with Christie and other coastal governors and convene a real climate-security commission to examine and improve our national response to the Sandys of the future. If our leaders can seize on this moment, we just might be able to save our planet from a real apocalypse.
Vanden Heuvel was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Jean Stein, an heiress, best-selling author, and editor of the literary journal Grand Street, and William vanden Heuvel, an attorney, former US ambassador, member of John F. Kennedy's administration, businessman, and author...Vanden Heuvel studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism