26 Aug '11, 10pm

Green Blog: Wading Into New York City's Future

Better get used to it. More frequent and intense storms are what studies and New York City’s own panel on climate change have predicted for the city as average temperatures and sea levels rise over the next decades. By midcentury, city officials say, New York City’s average temperature is projected to increase three to five degrees Fahrenheit and sea levels are expected to rise by more than two feet. By the end of the century, they say, New York City may feel more like North Carolina. Hurricane Irene is a reminder of the city’s vulnerabilities , but some environmental groups say the good news is that the city is taking steps to prepare. “We consider New York City to be one of the leaders nationally,” said Ben Chou, a water policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington. “They are already looking at how climate change is going to impact the city.” T...

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