Cities Ready for Climate Change

This top 10 list from Grist highlights the global cities best prepared to handle climate change.

Boyd Cohen of CO2 Impact present the ranking of the top 10 cities around the world with the policies and the political will to best face the challenges ahead.

Cities include Tokyo, Vancouver and Copenhagen.

Full Story: A global ranking of the top 10 resilient cities [SLIDESHOW]

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what about water levels

they may have policies and political will, but "resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to tolerate disturbance without collapsing into a qualitatively different state that is controlled by a different set of processes." Half of these cities are on the ocean, and they will be in a qualitatively different state when the water rises a couple of meters.

Lists under water too.

Half of these cities are on the ocean, and they will be in a qualitatively different state when the water rises a couple of meters.

I think this list is just to get publicity for his company. Sure, these cities have some plans. Great. Plans. Yay plans! But human societies as constructed today are not resilient. We can have small towns and homesteads on the list, but large cities?! On salt water? Srsly?

Best,

D

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