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November 20, 2012

In February, Wilson School and geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer predicted that environmental change would increase the risk of a massive storm along the New York and New Jersey coastline — but he couldn’t have imagined how quickly that storm would arrive. “It was kind of an eerie, accidental similarity,” Oppenheimer said on Tuesday. “Of the worst-case storms [in the current climate] which we looked at, one of them impacted New Jersey [almost] smack where Sandy hit.”