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Monday, February 23, 2009

New York Climate Projections

The New York City Panel on Climate Change has released a new report summarising future climate changes projected for the region by the suite of IPCC AR4 models. According to Steve Cohen of the Earth Institute, the projections will support the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force's work in preparing the city's infrastructure to handle the effects of climate change . Interestingly (or perhaps confusingly), this report emerges months after the NYC Department of Environmental Protection released its "comprehensive adaptation strategy," which already contained a range of projections of future climate change for the region, also based on the work of the Earth Institute. Hence, it would seem that the Task Force is reinventing a few wheels, but in a town as big as New York, I guess there's a lot of work to be done.

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