Two Years On: Sandy Storm Inspires More Climate Research

Mantoloking, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU


This Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm, revealing widespread damage to coastal areas of New York and New Jersey.

Sandy has spurred an unprecedented amount of research, attempting to tackle the questions about what role climate change might have played in producing or worsening the storm, how global warming might influence similar storms in the future, and why the storm caused so much damage — $19 billion in the New York City area alone…

Read Full Article, Climate Central

New York, New Jersey look back 2 years after Sandy, Wral
The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt, but many other people still unable to return to their homes…

These Images Show Just How Much Some Neighborhoods Were Changed By Hurricane Sandy, Huffington Green

Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young

Shoring Up the Nation’s Crumbling Coastlines
Hurricane Sandy pummeled the beaches of the Northeast, stripping away sand and dunes, and ploughing through seawalls. Can beaches be rebuilt to face fiercer storms and rising seas? And is there even enough sand to do it? Ira Flatow and guests discuss engineering the nation’s coasts for “the new normal.”

After Hurricane Sandy, One Man Tries To Stop The Reconstruction, Outside Magazine (10-09-2013)

Rebuilding the Shores, Increasing the Risks, The New York Times (04-09-2013)

A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast, Yale E360 (04-09-2013)

5 Things Hurricane Sandy Changed for Good, LiveScience (10-29-2013)

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