With over 130 fatalities and affected areas ranging from Haiti and Jamaica, all the way to New York and Canada, Hurricane Sandy was not only in the top five most destructive, but recorded as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record.
In its aftermath more than two million people in New Jersey were left without power and streets and subways in New York were completely flooded. Raising questions about whether climate change had any influence in causing the hurricane dubbed as “Frankenstorm”.
Bill Walter spoke to Matthew England from the University of NSW, the CCRC, and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science, beginning the discussion with whether Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change.
Produced by: Tarnia George