Listening to Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change is Here

Listening to Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change is Here

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Portion of Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, New Jersey is underwater on Oct. 30, 2012, a day after Hurricane Sandy blew across the New Jersey barrier islands. The underlying changes--warmer oceans, more frequent and intense precipitation events, and rising sea levels--are significant contributors to storms like Sandy.