Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Climate Change?

Here and Now | WBUR
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Whenever there’s an extreme weather event, from a hurricane to a record drought, the question always arises: Is it climate change? Kerry Emanuel told NPR's Here & Now program that it’s hard to know for sure, but it is clear that as coastal waters warm up,  storms will carry more rain, due to the added water vapor.

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Kerry Emanuel

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Emanuel, K. (2011), Global Warming Effects on U.S. Hurricane Damage, Weather Climate and Society, October 2011, pp. 261:268, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00007.1