Manmade climate change significantly worsened the chances a unique superstorm like Sandy would devastate New Jersey and New York. If humanity's unrestricted emissions of carbon pollution continue unabated, Sandy-type storm surges will become the norm on the East Coast.
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Immigrants living in New Orleans will no longer be detained solely because of their immigration status. But immigration opponents think undocumented immigrants put legal residents in harm’s way, though apparently not the other way around.
Released on Monday, the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force recommends critical investments for New York and New Jersey but overlooks the need for additional federal revenue to assist other community resilience efforts.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, the Chair of the task force, said that building for the future means making "communities more resilient to emerging challenges such as rising sea levels, extreme heat, and more frequent and intense storms."