Is Climate Change Bringing us Closer to Nature?

20 Aug

Enraptured by the tides of the Hudson, I watched the river at high tide, swollen from the unprecedented rains of Hurricane Sandy, silently seep into waterfront restaurants, homes, and luxury yachts, reminding me that nature does not discriminate in its destruction.

 

Rivers have run in the background my entire life: My first home was on the banks of the Snake River in Jackson Hole, WY; I grew up in the Hudson River city of Troy, NY and I now call the Hudson Valley home, with the Hudson River my travel companion on my commute from the country to the city. 

Despite living so close to rivers before Hurricane Sandy they were just a backdrop, an afterthought, a beautiful slash through the landscape. 

Is climate change the universe’s way of bringing us back to nature? Image

 

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