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By Eberhard Rhein 2012 might become a pivotal year in US history. Never before has the country been hit by a such a devastating combination of severe droughts and hurricanes in the very same year, the economic cost of which may run up to some $ 60 billion. For the first time, leading politicians like Michael Bloomberg, the New York mayor, have openly admitted that man-made climate change has been the most likely cause of hurricane Sandy that has struck the East coast, and asked for solutions to prevent repetitions. Author :
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