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Climate-change debate aside, Sandy inspires ‘resiliency planning’ for extreme weather

National Journal: Did global warming cause Hurricane Sandy? To government officials grappling with Sandy’s destruction and wondering how best to prepare for future extreme-weather events, the answer to that question does not matter. At a press conference on Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted the urgency of protecting the Big Apple from extreme weather events, but he didn’t use the phrases "climate change" or "global warming." “There have been a series of extreme weather events. That is not a political...