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March 5, 2012

Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, has co-authored an article published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” with other faculty and researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  They report that projected increases in sea level and storm intensity brought on by climate change would make devastating storm surges — the deadly and destructive mass of water pushed inland by large storms — more frequent in low-lying coastal areas. Regions such as the New York City metropolitan area that currently experience a disastrous flood every century could instead become submerged every one or two decades.  Their research is summarized in an article published on the Princeton homepage.