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Warmer, Wetter and More Eventful: Climate Change’s Impact on NYC

climate-change-preservation-cloudsOn Monday night the city was hit with severe thunderstorms that dropped ¾ of an inch of hail in parts of Brooklyn and flooded streets. This storm came on the heels of a tornado that struck Brooklyn and Queens a few weeks ago and caused millions of dollars to buildings in those boroughs. While we may not be able to tie those individual storms directly to the impacts of climate change, the city can expect to see an increased frequency of unusual and severe weather events. At the Conference on Preservation and Climate Change in New York City, Dr. Radley Horton, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University, will explain the variety of surprising ways in which climate change will impact New York City. With 564 miles of shoreline, the city is especially vulnerable to those impacts. New York City’s increasingly severe weather will put stress on the city’s buildings and natural environments, like parks. Understanding climate change’s impacts is the first step to developing mitigation plans to safeguard those precious places. Click here for more information on the conference. Click here to register. Photo by Robert Catalano