I lived in a state devastated by hurricane "Fran." This city was
four hours inland from any beach. We had no stoplights or
electricity in many areas for several weeks. Huge trees blocked
intersections and had to be cut and driven through (like a tunnel
through a giant oak). The National Guard was called in for months,
to help. Almost every home had an open roof with giant trees
hanging in. Work stopped, progress stopped, economy suffered and
people died. Our outer banks (beaches) were wiped out. Now,
sandbags are used to keep the beaches from eroding entirely, and to
build it up. They aren't helping much.
I'm out west now, and in Texas I've seen spring hit early from
global warming. All trees were budding in January - three months
early! It scares the hell out of me. Our weather patterns are
changing so fast, we must do something to fix this. I suggest
everyone turns the lights off until it gets dark, plant as much as
you can outside, conserve water and electricity, run errands on the
way from work, stop using disposable stuff and get involved online.
It's so easy to make a difference!