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By Kathryn Miles

The first entire moment-by-moment account of the biggest Atlantic hurricane approach ever recorded—a storm like no other

The sky used to be lit through an entire moon on October 29, 2012, yet not anyone at the japanese seaboard of the USA may possibly see it. every little thing were ate up by way of cloud. The storm's immensity stuck the eye of scientists at the overseas area Station. Even from there, it appeared nearly unlimited: 1.8 million sq. toes of tightly coiled bands so large they stuffed the home windows of the Station. It was once the biggest hurricane a person had ever seen.

Initially a tropical hurricane, Sandy had grown right into a hybrid monster. It charged throughout open ocean, determining up power with each step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officers and emergency managers, even the normal maritime knowledge of sailors and seamen: What precisely used to be this factor? by the point someone made up our minds, it was once too late.

And then the hurricane made landfall.

Sandy was once not only huge, immense, it was once additionally exceptional. for that reason, the full country was once left flat-footed. The nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric management couldn't factor trustworthy warnings; the Coast protect didn't recognize what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers contained in the maelstrom, detailing the tales of devoted execs on the nationwide typhoon heart and nationwide climate carrier. The characters comprise a forecaster who risked his task to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the team of the ill-fated tall send Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and numerous coastal citizens whose homes'and lives'were torn aside after which left to ask yourself . . . while is the subsequent superstorm coming?

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The sky used to be lit by way of an entire moon on October 29, 2012, yet no one at the japanese seaboard of the U.S. might see it. every little thing were fed on via cloud. The storm's immensity stuck the eye of scientists at the overseas area Station. Even from there, it appeared nearly unlimited: 1. eight million sq. ft of tightly coiled bands so large they crammed the home windows of the Station. It used to be the biggest typhoon an individual had ever seen.

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Incentives and penalties • Price water according to its real cost (including environmental and opportunity costs) to send the right signals to users. • Price food according to its water use and environmental impact; use the revenue to support greater on- and off-farm efficiencies and to reduce water use. • Introduce markets in water that allow it to flow to the most efficient and sustainable users. • Develop basin-level water plans that make it clear what water is available for consumption—and what must be reserved for the environment.

Increasing pressure on governments to tackle carbon emissions to combat climate change has led to reduced priority for many water-management improvements. “Fifty years ago the world had fewer than half as many people as it has today. They were not as wealthy. They consumed fewer calories, ate less meat, and thus required less water to produce their food. The pressure they inflicted on the environment was lower. 14 In the last four decades of the twentieth century, the amount of freshwater available for each human being worldwide shrank by almost twothirds.

Ten years ago, even five years ago, few people paid much attention to the arid regions of western Sudan. Not many noticed when fighting broke out between farmers and herders, after the rains failed and water became scarce. Today, everyone knows Darfur. More than 200,000 people have died. 18 That disputes over water can lead to war should hardly be news. The former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon once told interviewers that water was one of the drivers of the 1967 Six-Day War. 19 Studies by water policy analysts at the Pacific Institute indicate that the regions of the world most affected by conflict over water in recent years were the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.

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