30 Oct '12, 9pm

Green Blog: Did Global Warming Contribute to Hurricane Sandy's Devastation?

NASA Sandy, a massive hybrid of a once-tropical storm and a mid-latitude storm, moved inland Tuesday. Was the bizarre storm called Sandy a product, in whole or in part, of human-induced climate change ? That may not be a top-of-mind issue for the millions of people who will spend coming weeks recovering from the damage. But it is an important scientific question, one whose answers could shed light not just on why this storm happened but also on what to expect in the future. The first thing to say is that climate scientists are just not in a good position to answer it yet. Some of them are already offering preliminary speculations, true, but a detailed understanding of the anatomy and causes of the storm will take months, at least. In past major climate events, like the Russian heat wave and Pakistani floods of 2010, thorough analysis has taken years — and still failed to p...

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