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Sandy, Irene: Storms bring serious message

Major, dangerous weather events clearly on increase

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No one can say whether Superstorm Sandy was a direct result of the Earth’s changing climate. For the Northeast, big storms such as Irene and Sandy foreshadow dangerous times if climate change goes unaddressed, according to scientists. They also say that the region is already experiencing an increase in intense rainfall events likely caused by warming global temperatures. “This has been a trend for the past 30 years,” said Chris Thorncroft, chair of the Department ...


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