Facing climate reality, cities look for ways to adapt

Grist

Since the 2007 release of PlaNYC, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sustainability vision, the city has chipped away steadily at its carbon emissions, cutting them to 13 percent below 2005 levels already. But nothing New York does on its own to mitigate climate change can save the city from future Sandys and the sea-level rise that will make such storms even more destructive going forward.

Last week, Bloomberg unveiled an ambitious, expensive plan to fortify the city against the kind of extreme weather that’s fast becoming the “new normal.” The event amplified a message more local leaders are embracing: Climate change is already upon us, and adapting to it will be essential to prevent massive losses of money and life.

On Monday, the mayors of Washington, D.C., Denver, Nashville, and 42 other U.S. cities signed a “Resilient Communities for America” agreement, pledging “to prepare and protect their…

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About Michael Killen, Media Consultant With Global Reach -TV, Radio and Internet

Michael Killen runs a media consulting company based in Silicon Valley, Killen & Assocoates. He and his team have published 400 market research studies and a dozen white papers; produced 600 TV and radio interview show, wrote six books, keynoted many business events around the world, and shared his rermarks at colleges and universities in the China, UAE, and US. He is the artist who made "Sustainability", for NASA; and "Resilience of America", "Don Quixote Fights Sea Level Rise" and "Water Water Every Where and Not a Drop to Drink." Three of his works are displayed in Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research. Contact Michael@killen.com if you have an important and challenging project. Michael hosts the syndicated TV talk show 'The Killen Report' and the KZSU Stanford Radio 90.1 FM show, 'Michael Killen Radio.'
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