Experts Warn of Superstorm Era to Come
Superstorm Sandy was no freak, say experts, but rather a hint of a coming era when millions of Americans will struggle to survive killer weather. They’re telling us we shouldn’t be surprised that this 900-mile-wide monster marched up the East Coast paralyzing cities and claiming scores of lives.
“It’s a foretaste of things to come,” Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer told CNN. “Bigger storms and higher sea levels” will pile on to create a “growing threat” in the coming decades. And New York, he warned, “is highly vulnerable.” The ways in which cities can defend themselves against such powerful enemies include building higher sea walls and barrier islands as well as restoring oyster beds and installing massive gates across estuaries.