Global Warming and Sandy

This photo was making the rounds on social media following hurricane Sandy.

The recovery from hurricane Sandy is underway, and our hearts and thoughts are with the people struggling to return to everyday life.

As the recovery picks up, the debate will (and should) begin. What role did climate change play in the size and intensity of this storm? Perhaps just as important: is this size of storm going to be more common in the future?

This discussion has been started on the New York Times Green Blog: Did Global Warming Contribute to Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation? by Justin Gillis.

Since discussions of climate change have been absent from the presidential election (see the post: Global Warming Absent from Last Night’s Debate), it seems that hurricane Sandy may force the discussion.

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