Margaret Hetherman

Margaret Hetherman

Margaret Hetherman is an independent journalist, fueled by life's curiosities and a passion for science and the environment. In addition to writing regularly for Parents.com, her work can be found in The Washington Post, Scientific American, New York Daily News, Gothamist, The Independent UK, PBS affiliates, GO Magazine and many more. She holds an MFA from New York University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Margaret resides in Brooklyn, NY and is the proud mom of an adventurous and big-hearted teen.
As states continue to face record-breaking climate events, families navigate the anxiety these new weather patterns bring. While experts say viral diseases like COVID-19 could be the latest effect of the earth's warming, we can learn from four families who have survived natural disasters and came out stronger together.
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