PHOTO: FLICKR/CANADIAN PACIFIC
PHOTO: Flickr/Canadian Pacific
PHOTO: FLICKR/KAKELA
PHOTO: Flickr/Kakela
PHOTO: LISA GOODMAN
PHOTO: Lisa Goodman
PHOTO: LISA GOODMAN
PHOTO: Lisa Goodman
PHOTO: LISA GOODMAN
PHOTO: Lisa Goodman

On October 29, the one thousand mile-wide “Frankenstorm” known as Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Northeastern United States, bringing with it powerful winds and flooding, which knocked out transportation, electricity, water and heat for millions of people in New Jersey, New York and beyond. The storm was more intense because of global warming, which has caused higher sea levels, as well as warmer waters. Warmer ocean temperatures produce unusually strong storms and higher sea levels, leading to more flooding from storm surges.