A Fossil Fuel-Free New York State by 2050

A Fossil Fuel-Free New York State by 2050

By Bruce MeltonTruthout | News Analysis

Lights out in <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>New York</strong> City the day after <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Hurricane Sandy</strong> hit, October 29, 2012.” src=”http://truth-out.org/images/2013_May_Images/2013_0526ny_.jpg” width=”400″ height=”267″ /><span style=Lights out in New York City the day after Hurricane Sandy hit, October 29, 2012. (Photo: Christopher Schoenbohm)An in-depth look at Stanford and Cornell’s 100 percent alternative energy road map for New York state.

Superstorm Sandy and Climate Change: Arctic Amplification, Warming Seas and Blocking Highs

The Northeast is still reeling from the impacts of Superstorm Sandy’s fury. Costs for Sandy could exceed those for Katrina and if they do not, Sandy will be the number-two all-time most costly weather disaster in the United States – and this ranking is normalized for things like increasing population, increasing wealth in coastal areas and inflation. (1)

Research out of Stanford and Cornell has given us the most detailed plan yet for converting our society to fossil-free energy sources and beginning to address the new climate pollution -caused or -enhanced weather extremes. The plan is for New York State. Even though some officials and media outlets have dismissed it as too aggressive and overreaching, its benefits far outweigh the costs.

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