NYC’s 2015 Climate Change Report Calls for “Bold Action” – Next City

February 19, 2015 5:10 PM

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NYC’s 2015 Climate Change Report Calls for “Bold Action” – Next City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have set goals to keep New York City ahead of the curve when it comes to combatting the effects of climate change. Yesterday, the New York City Panel on Climate Change released its 2015 report, which focuses on increasing the current and future resiliency of communities, citywide systems and infrastructure around New York City and the broader metropolitan region. The report, “Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency,” is the first to provide projections through 2100.

“The work of the NPCC provides an opportunity for the City of New York to further define itself at the forefront of climate action among the world’s cities,” said Bill Solecki, who’s NPCC co-chair and a professor of geography at Hunter College. “The NPCC report highlights the vulnerabilities and opp...

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