After Sandy, Climate Change Looms

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: A peak of sun shines down on the Hudson River through the clouds with the Manhattan skyline in the distance after Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012 in New York City. At least 50 people were reportedly killed in the U.S. by Sandy. New York City was hit especially hard with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Scrap the 100-year storm--cities may need to prepare for the 500-year storm after Hurricane Sandy, some experts say. As authorities hustle to restore power, pump out subway tunnels, and alleviate gas shortages in New York City, some say that after the historic storm, mere recovery may not be enough. To prevent a Sandy-like disaster again may require putting in place protections for the next monster storm. With the total bill for Sandy recovery expected to be in the tens of billions of dollars, New York and similarly vulnerable cities may not be able to afford not to invest in precautionary measures.

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