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, TV, Radio and Online Talkshow Host, and Artist

I'm a Radio TV and Internet talk show host. I interview guests who have an important story-message; to share. My guests have included the Chairman of AT&T and Nobel Prize Winners. 50 TV stations have license to broadcast my show., 'The Killen Report.' I’m also the artist who interpreted ‘Resilience of America’, 'Sustainability,' 'Sec. George Shultz’s 'Climate Plan for the GOP', and 'Don Quixote Fights Sea Level Rise', and 'Methane Join Carbon to Boil the Planet’ on "large" canvas. I am the founder of market research company Killen & Associates, Inc. that I ran for 35 years. The climate change battle may turn on messaging—reaching and persuading new communities of people who have not heard the climate message and who need to hear it ASAP. I work to help it turn in the right way. Killen.com. If you think I can help- @KillenMichael or michael@killen. I’m in Silicon Valley.
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