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In the 2 years since superstorm Sandy made landfall, climatologists have explained the many ways human-caused global warming worsened the devastation. And absent strong action, we know warming-driven sea level rise will make Sandy-level storm surges the norm on the East Coast in the coming decades.
Can we build enough carbon-free energy fast enough to avert catastrophic climate change without having to power this energy transition with fossil fuels that would undermine the whole transition? The answer is "yes," and here's why.