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ASE Professor Benjamin Horton interviewed on NPR

30 Oct 2017

Friday October 30th 2017 marked the 5th anniversary of hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. In a program on National Public Radio, New Jersey’s recovery from the vast devastation left behind by the hurricane was discussed. Professor Benjamin Horton was interviewed as an expert on sea level change.

Among other things he pointed out that the frequency of devastating climatic events of the same magnitude as hurricane Sandy are increasing due to human induced climate change, and by 2030 are expected to occur as often as every five years. Though future hurricanes are probably going to hit the coastline less often, scientists are certain that sea levels are rising, impacting storm surge height.

Listen to the whole program here: https://whyy.org/episodes/5th-anniversary-superstorm-sandy/