"[A] certain Hudson River-style obliviousness remains with us when we think about extreme weather. Even now, weather correspondents love to obsess over hurricane satellite images, with their wind-speed probability charts and their gorgeous, wheeling clouds. But what do these pictures—taken from 22,300 miles away—have to teach us about the effects of a storm on our own backyards?"
- Judith Shulevitz, “Coping Mechanisms”
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