Quantcast

Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union

The Eye-Opener

Today's Lead: New Climate Predictions For NYC

Posted by on
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Print
  • PDF

Increased flooding, more rain and storms, and higher temperatures are all predicted in a new report by the Bloomberg Administration. Over 800,000 residents are expected to live in flood plains by 2050, more than double the number currently estimated at risk. By that time, 90 degree days could become as regular as they are in Birmingham, Ala. Heat waves kill more people than storms. Sea levels are anticipated to rise four to eight inches by 2020. Bloomberg will give a speech today about how the city will begin preparing for this new climate.

Other Stories We're Following

Vote To Be Forced On NYPD Bills (Politicker)

Cuomo Bill Eyes Public-Financed Elections (Albany Times Union)

Federal Cuts Trim City Housing Vouchers By As Many As 8,000 (Daily News)

City Enduring Diabetes Crisis (NY Post)

Russian Flood Barrier A Model For New York City (Scientific American)

Community Colleges Produce Few Graduates (Albany Times Union)

City's Boom Spurs Need For Housing (Wall Street Journal)

White Powder Sent To FDNY Headquarters (Wall Street Journal)

Cuomo Bill Details Plans For Tax-Free Zones (Associated Press)

Silver In Crosshairs Of Senate Bill Term-Limiting Leadership Posts (Daily News)

Little-Known Guide Helps Police Navigate A Diverse City (NY Times)

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, 01 October 2014