Re the May 9 story, After Sandy, storm surge priority: Why does it take a catastrophe to get our attention? How many years has it been since Al Gore began warning us about the impact of global warming on sea levels and storm intensity? Long before he penned An Inconvenient Truth. When he ran for president, the media stigmatized him as a “policy wonk,” while George W. Bush was someone with whom we would rather have a beer or watch a ball game.
Maybe if we had listened to the “policy wonk” we wouldn’t find ourselves in this position.
Bob Troy, Miami