Study: Climate change added $8 billion to Sandy's damages
May 19, 2021
Climate change-triggered sea level rise added $8 billion in damage during 2012's Superstorm Sandy, one of nation's costliest weather disasters, a new study said.
During Sandy — a late fall freak combination of a hurricane and other storms that struck New York and surrounding areas — the seas were almost 4 inches (9.6 centimeters) higher because of human-caused climate change, according to a study in Tuesday's journal Nature Communications. Researchers calculated that those few inches caused 13% of Sandy's overall $62.5 billion damage, flooding 36,000 more homes. Sandy killed 147 people...