CLIMATE ACADEMY: The Cost of Climate Change

How much did climate change contribute to the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy? According to a study by researchers from Climate Central, Rutgers University, and Stevens Institute of Technology, the answer is approximately 13% ($8.1 billion) of the $62.7 billion in losses incurred by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Join Dr. Daniel Gilford, Climate Scientist at Climate Central, Inc.; Dr. Robert Kopp, Professor and Director, Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences; and Mr. Robert Freudenberg, Vice President, Energy & Environment, Regional Plan Association, as they discuss how they arrived at this answer and the relationship between human-caused warming and losses during Superstorm Sandy.

This event was co-hosted with Climate Central.