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Professor Rood on Hurricane Sandy and climate change

Posted: October 28, 2012

Professor Rood on Hurricane Sandy and climate change

“There has been little written about how Hurricane Sandy highlights the dangerous absence of climate change in US politics,” Rood wrote in a commentary for Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.

Rood states that the storm reveals the weather-related vulnerabilities of U.S. society.

“We see the connections between subway tunnels, financial markets, chemical plants, refineries, environmental risk, and the personal loss of houses by wind, flood, and fire – all rooted in increased weather volatility in a warming climate.”


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