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Going Viral: NASA Warned About New York Hurricane Catastrophe in 2006

My latest piece in Mother Jones is zinging around everywhere right now–as I write this, Facebook likes on the piece just went over 1K.

The article about how we ignore disaster predictions in the U.S. until it’s too late–focusing in particular on an uncanny 2006 analysis from NASA, which discussed a worst-case hurricane capable of submerging

….the Rockaways, Coney Island, much of southern Brooklyn and Queens, portions of Long Island City, Astoria, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, lower Manhattan, and eastern Staten Island from Great Kills Harbor north to the Verrazano Bridge.

So, yeah. We knew. Just like we did long before Katrina.

For the whole piece, read here.

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