In some ways, life seems to be more or less back to normal in the region that was slammed by superstorm Sandy a year ago. But in other ways, things may never be the same.
That's because Sandy was widely seen as a wake-up call to the clear and present dangers of climate change.
In the days and months after the storm, politicians from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to President Obama used the storm to renew their calls for national action on climate.
A year later, the specific role of climate change in Sandy's $60 billion in damage is still being debated.
But Associated Press science writer Seth Borentstein says, in general, climate science is clearer than ever.