More extreme storms are likely, but what has state done to safeguard people and property? How well is New Jersey coping with the lessons taught by Hurricane Sandy — a superstorm that caused at least $30 billion in damage and took the lives of 34 people? That issue surfaced repeatedly yesterday at the inaugural conference held by the newly established Rutgers Climate Institute: "Bridging the Climate Divide: Informing the Response to Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Future Vulnerability…" "Might it happen again? Yes," said David Robinson, a professor in the university’s Department of Geography and New Jersey State Climatologist. He described Sandy as a bad example of how storms in future may only get worse.
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