Major U.S. Cities Face More Blackouts under Climate Change

Posted by Mike Confino, December 25, 2014

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New York City will be increasingly susceptible to hurricane-triggered blackouts in coming decades, despite the mitigation efforts put into action since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast two years ago, a new study has found.

While the direct impacts of hurricanes, such as loss of life, flooding, slowed or lost wages and infrastructure damage, are punishing to cities recovering from a storm, electrical blackouts represent a grave concern, as well.

via Major U.S. Cities Face More Blackouts under Climate Change – Scientific American.