Hurricane Sandy: The New Normal?

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Gary Yohe wrote for World News Australia about the important questions raised about climate change and our future by this and other recent extreme weather events. “Are we now experiencing the ‘new normal’ climate?” he asks. He concludes that “what we have been experiencing recently is only the harbinger of a future that will be punctuated by more severe weather extremes and increasing damage – all driven as the future unfolds by past and future emissions of heat-trapping gases.”