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Change is Hard, Necessary: Rethinking Our Electricity System Post-Sandy
by Seth Kaplan

Change is hard. And the larger, more important and more entrenched the thing being changed, the harder it is. There are few things that are larger and more important than our electricity system. Just ask a parent of a child who was in the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital when Hurricane…

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The New Normal: A Post-Sandy Point of View
by Tricia Jedele

What do the 2010 March Floods, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Sandy all have in common? These three 100-year events (meaning there is a 1% chance of this type of storm happening once a year) have all occurred within the past two and half years. Failing to change how we view significant storm events (e.g.,…

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Sandy Roundup: CLF on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change
by Maggie Williams

By now, you have undoubtedly seen the photos – Manhattan’s flooded streets and subway system, fallen trees in Massachusetts, debris littering beaches and towns up and down the Eastern seaboard. Sandy’s impacts were not only widespread, reaching from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia, but they were record-breaking in severity. It is no exaggeration to say that the effects of climate change are being felt – not tomorrow or in any other vague future – but right now. Today. We have rounded up a selection of CLF’s articles on Hurricane Sandy, on climate change and on the connection between a warming climate and increasing weather volatility.

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Reacting to Sandy Across New England: News Coverage
by Maggie Williams

As Hurricane Sandy, the “Frankenstorm,” bore down on the East Coast Monday, the widespread and devastating impacts were immediately felt. With 30 deaths confirmed as of writing, 7 million people without power, and an anticipated $20 Billion in damages, the severity of the impacts cannot be exaggerated. We have compiled a selection of great coverage…

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How a changing climate has messed with Texas: a cautionary tale.
by Seth Kaplan

National Public Radio offers an excellent in depth piece about how the long running and devastating drought is permanently changing Texas. The climate science is absolutely clear that such droughts are part of the effects of a warming globe (if you are a real wonk take a look at the academic papers on the changing…