MIT paper plugs new preparation system for 'extreme weather'

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think they have developed the best method yet for city planners and policymakers looking to prepare for the prospect of extreme weather events on a warming planet.

Scientists at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., recently published a paper detailing a method that combines their own computer models with climate-projection work done by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They say the result is especially timely in light of Superstorm Sandy, which barreled through New York and New Jersey last week and exposed what many regard as the sort of regional vulnerabilities that could become more prevalent as sea levels rise and more potent storms endanger low-lying cities.

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