In New York, Rising Threats of Flooding Have Been Predicted for Years

Yale Environment 360: While climate experts hesitate to say Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change, scientists for years have predicted that such devastating events would become increasingly common as sea levels rise and ocean temperatures become warmer. For more than a decade, reports have warned that climate change will likely trigger more intense hurricanes and more frequent and severe flooding in low-lying areas, such as occurred in parts of New York and New Jersey this week. And with sea levels projected to......

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