The next Sandy is coming. Not tomorrow. But sooner and more often than we’d hope, say the experts, at least in part because of climate change.
So the question for us as a nation now becomes, if we can’t stop future Sandys, can we better protect ourselves from them?
With that critical question we reached out to a woman of the sea: Nantucket oceanographer Sarah Oktay.
She was able to safely watch Sandy arrive from the University of Massachusetts Field Station in Nantucket which she runs, even though it’s just 50 feet from Nantucket Harbor.