EventsRutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric SciencesJune 24, 2021

The Cost of Climate Change

How much did climate change contribute to the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy? According to new 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.