Considering Climate Change After Sandy

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: General

Last year’s one-two storm punch already had officials wondering if climate change was to blame for what has been described as a 100-year event. Now, as pictures of damage from Hurricane Sandy begin to pour in, the question of climate change is being raised again.

It’s something to which the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been paying attention. The DEEP issued a draft report on the topic in 2011.

“This raises real questions about historic assumptions and 100 year storms and whether or not we’re going to see them at a frequency that is more often than 100 years,” DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said Monday after a briefing in the Emergency Operations Center.

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