For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today will share the city’s plan for adapting to climate change.... [It's posted at http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml; & Presentation (PDF)] Without support from Congress, cities are forced to take steps on their own to protect themselves from the impacts of climate change. ...New York City ... carefully mapped the city’s flooding risk using the latest science on sea level rise projections and exposure to storm surge. ...solutions are neither cheap nor easy. Protecting residents, their homes, and critical infrastructure, like energy, stormwater, and mass transit systems, requires good long-term planning, in addition to emergency preparedness. .... http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/nyc-adaptation-0388.html. Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists.
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