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November 5th, 2012

Stephen Leahy, IPS’s environment correspondent, wrote a series of blog posts during the height of Hurricane Sandy explaining the event and the links to climate change in the voice of the storm itself. The blog “Hurricane Sandy Speaks” was widely appreciated, featured and re-tweeted by influential journalists and environmental experts.

Bill McKibben, the founder of 350 org described it as “remarkable”, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted it out to his 1.3 million followers and sites like the Huffington Post, Daily Kos and Climate Connections picked it up.

Ten blog posts over four days included:

Message from Hurricane Sandy: “People call me Frankenstorm, SuperStorm, WeatherBomb…

Anthrostorm Sandy Speaks: My Landfall Near Atlantic City

Don’t Curse Me, I Have Been Pumped Full of Fossil-fuel Steroids

Don’t Forget Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica

While this was a voluntary effort, suggested to Steve by Jim Lobe, IPS’s Bureau Chief in Washington DC, IPS translated excerpts for its Spanish and Portuguese services and looks for ways to continue and expand innovative and timely ways to share news and information.

Read Steve’s stories for IPS here: http://www.ipsnews.net/author/stephen-leahy/

 

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