Climate-Proofing Cities

Adaptation -How can cities be “climate-proofed”?  (Abstract, Eric Klinenberg, New Yorker, Jan. 7, 2013)

Today we review an article on adapting to the inevitable climate change that is coming and will come with the continued increase in global carbon emissions, despite warnings from scientists that have gone unheeded for more than 25 years. The examples discussed include flooding in Rotterdam Holland and Singapore, heat waves in Chicago and the aftermath to Hurricane Sandy in New York City. As much depends on social network and support as it does on preparedness and planning.

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Hurricane Sandy 2012 (Photo credit: charliekwalker)

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