Report Looks at Adapting to Climate Change in New York

A new report about how New York City should react and adapt to climate change raises ideas and questions about what other large cities should do to prepare themselves for a changing climate.
June 4, 2010, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The report describes intense heat waves, increased blackouts, flooding in low-lying neighborhoods, severe droughts, reduced water quality, all wrapped up a climate that resembles that of Raleigh, North Carolina, or Norfolk, Virginia, today. But how can such a densely-packed city possibly prepare for this?

The report is fairly optimistic about New York City's climate change-combating resources, but it explains that adaptation will require cooperation between a number of different factions, including designers, the insurance industry, local government, and more."

The Climate Change Adaptation in New York City report suggests the creation of a variety of expert panels to continually monitor climate issues and to develop new city standards that respond to those recorded shifts in climate.

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Fast Company
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