Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New York’s resilience plans not taking long-term view, critics charge

Critics charge that New York City’s approach to resiliency in the face of climate-change-induced sea level rise is shortsighted.

New development in Manhattan and Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus will be at risk in 50 to 80 years, they say. Mayor Bill de Blasio is focused on “an election time scale,” not a more realistic timetable given the challenges the city faces, critics assert.

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