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Hurricane Sandy – Experts Respond

John Kerr posted in on October 30th, 2012.

Hurricane Sandy, currently hitting the East Coast of the United States, shares several similarities with Cyclone Giselle – which sunk the Wahine in Wellington in 1968 – according to experts. Prof James Renwick, Associate Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University Wellington, comments: “Hurricane Sandy poses huge risks for the heavily populated […]

Hurricane Sandy and climate change – Kevin Trenberth

John Kerr posted in on October 29th, 2012.

Writing for the website The Conversation, US-based New Zealander Dr Kevin Trenberth notes the contribution of climate change to Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the American East Coast. Dr Trenberth contributed to a SMC media  briefing on extreme weather and climate change whilst in New Zealand last year. Hurricane Sandy mixes super-storm conditions with climate change […]

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