It has been three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The aftermath of the storm left 209 people dead and its price tag so far is more than $50 billion dollars
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says rising sea levels and warming waters contributed to the strength of the storm. Now a new study on the decline of Mayan civilization reveals that climate change might have had dramatic effects in the past.
And that looking back to the Mayans might serve as a window into our future.
Doug Kennett, an environmental anthropologist at Penn State, authored the study which was published this month in the journal Science.