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September 2, 2014

Even the Most Ambitious Climate Plan May Not Be Enough

InsideClimate News looks at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent climate adaptation strategy, noting that although it may be “the most ambitious and scientifically accurate plan of its kind in the world… even this strategy may not be enough to flood-proof the city for very long.”

“Scientists are concerned that even the worst-case projections envisioned in Bloomberg’s plan could be too conservative. That’s because the model’s projections stop in the 2050s, even though they will be used to develop construction guidelines for buildings that could stand in New York’s floodplain for centuries.”

“According to the NPCC, the next few decades will be substantially worse for the city than was estimated only four years ago, the last time the panel modeled climate change. That’s partly because global carbon emissions continue to increase, but mainly because of improved modeling.”

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