The 'New Norm' of Climate Change

April 24, 2013

Massive tornado outbreaks, superstorms, drought and torrential flooding … the damages from natural disasters over the past few years have totaled trillions of dollars. In 2012 alone, the economic cost of superstorm Sandy and the drought that affected much of the Midwest totaled 100 billion dollars. If these kind of events are the ‘new norm,’ then how do we adapt as a society to reduce the loss of property and life?

Crystal Sarakas hosts.

David Kodama, Senior Director of Research and Policy Analysis, PCI
David Kay, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell Community and Regional Development Institute