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Here’s what we’ve learned about hurricanes since Sandy
Tuesday October 31st 2017, 9:56 am

2017 has been a wild year for hurricanes – and as a result scientists – according to Rebecca Leber – understand a lot more about how climate change affects extreme weather.


It turns out we often ask what we can learn from various catastrophic weather events and other ecological disasters:

    • According to Joe Romm at ThinkProgress, Hurricane Sandy was a

      wakeup call

      that the GOP, Donald Trump, and the media refuse to answer.
    • Of course, catastrophes don’t just happen on the east coast. The west coast is vulnerable as well, and Nicholas Pinter of UC Davis says states like California need to think about and improve their

      flood management

      strategies.
    • Scientists have stuff to learn too; in particular, they are researching what

      ocean acidification

      means for marine ecosystems.
    • Finally, Amy Davidson Sorkin of the New Yorker asks what

      Donald Trump

      learned from his post-Hurricane Harvey visit to Texas.
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