Is Climate Driving Frankenstorm Sandy onto DC as Election Nears?
Although predictions are still iffy, Pepco and other utilities around the District of Columbia and the Atlantic seaboard are bracing for winds and water from Hurricane Sandy. Some experts think the impact of the hurricane itself will be worsened by interaction with a large blocking dome of high pressure. "Recent studies have shown that blocking highs have appeared with greater frequency and intensity in recent years, which some scientists think may be related to the loss of Arctic sea ice as a result global warming," reports Andrew Freedman for Climate Central on October 24, 2012. Coming so close to an election in which neither candidate has mentioned climate, it could be the political "perfect storm."
KEY STORIES:Source: Climate Central, 10/26/2012