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Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change
Attention to climate change is now more important than ever.  With Hurricane Sandy’s effect of massive damages, climate consciousness and advanced forecasting is vital for societal stability, for there may be more superstorms like Sandy in the future.  J. Marshall Shepherd writes:
“According to the giant insurance company Munich Re, weather and climate disasters contributed to more than one-third of a trillion dollars in damage worldwide in 2011, and this year’s total may rival that amount. There is growing evidence of links between climate change and sea-level rise, heat waves, droughts, and rainfall intensity, and, although scientific research on hurricanes and tornadoes is not as conclusive, that may be changing.”
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Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change

Attention to climate change is now more important than ever.  With Hurricane Sandy’s effect of massive damages, climate consciousness and advanced forecasting is vital for societal stability, for there may be more superstorms like Sandy in the future.  J. Marshall Shepherd writes:

According to the giant insurance company Munich Re, weather and climate disasters contributed to more than one-third of a trillion dollars in damage worldwide in 2011, and this year’s total may rival that amount. There is growing evidence of links between climate change and sea-level rise, heat waves, droughts, and rainfall intensity, and, although scientific research on hurricanes and tornadoes is not as conclusive, that may be changing.”

Read the full article here: Project Syndicate