Category Archives: Mid-Atlantic

Is New York City worth saving?

Rising seas conference

NYC City Councillor Donovan Richards (left) makes a point at the  NYC Rising Seas Conference with NICHI Executive Director William Golden (right) and others looking on.   NICHI cosponsored with the Association of Climate Change Officers.  Also pictured second to left to right:  Lockheed Martin Brad Pietras, CLEO Institute Executive Director Caroline Lewis, and City of Boston Environment Commissioner Nancy Girard.

The conference was held September 24-26, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resliency Leaders

 

How cities are coping with climate change

Most of America’s urban infrastructure are coastal. Of the 25 most densely populated U.S. cities, 23 are along a coast. And two of the biggest threats from climate change are increasingly intense storms and rising sea levels. Seas already rose some 7 inches during the 20th century, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says in this century they’ll rise three to seven times that, or possibly more. (CNBC, Dec. 23, 2013)