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In time for its second anniversary, Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst natural disasters in American history, has a pair of new biographies.

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"What should really be scaring the daylights out of us -- the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant -- is global warming," Bill Moyers says on the latest edition of "Moyers & Company." "Get this one wrong and it’s over -- not just for the USA, but for planet Earth."

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Here's a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, killing at least 33, leaving millions without power, destroying homes, causing rampant flooding, impacting air travel and bringing several major cities to a grinding halt.

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Hurricane Sandy, the potentially "life-threatening" superstorm, is bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard. And while the eye of the storm is not expected to hit the mid-Atlantic coast until late Monday afternoon, many residents are already feeling the Category 1 storm's impact.

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