It’s been one year since Superstorm Sandy surged through New York City and the New Jersey Shore, causing unprecedented damage to families, homes and infrastructure. Last October 29th, 2012, thousands of residents were displaced as hurricane Sandy ripped through the city killing an estimated 160 people and according to the National Hurricane Center, many more in the Caribbean.
Scientists state that extreme weather events like this are associated with rising global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Climate change is triggering far-reaching and irreversible changes in our Earth, biosphere and oceans such as droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, extinction of species and more. Small changes in temperature correspond to enormous changes in the environment! Click here to learn more about the continued effects of this devastating weather event.