Check out the Twitter conservation from scientists in response to Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to Inside Climate News for aggregating this 21st century conversation.
Here's what we found most interesting:
Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University:
We can't attribute any individual event to long-term climate change. However there are at least 3 ways climate change has made#Sandyworse: (1. Sea level is 7" higher now compared to 100y ago. 2. About 15% of the unusually warm sea surface tempaturess fueling Sandy are result of climate change. 3. Did 2012 record Arctic sea ice loss contribute to huge high over Greenland, steeringsandyinto the coast instead of out to sea? TBD!)
Jonathan Overpeck, a professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona and a climate scientist for 30 years.#sandy- sorry for all RTs but it is misleading to talk about why this storm is so bad and not mention the contributions of Anthro GW!
Froma senior meteorologist at AccuWeather (and climate skeptic)
The reasoning behind all this is truly one of the more baffling things I have seen in weather, or anything for that matter
From Michael Mann, a Penn State University climate scientist