Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6pm – 7:15pm
New York City was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This was a wake-up call for all New Yorkers, showing how vulnerable the City was to extreme weather events despite the City’s renowned long-term sustainability planning. NYC’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency is charged with leading the City’s efforts to build a stronger, more resilient New York and implementing recommendations laid out in ‘One New York: The Plan for a Strong and just City.’
Where does the city stand now in the implementation of its plan? What else can the city do to be more resilient and protect New Yorkers from the harmful impacts of extreme events?
Moderated by the Earth Institute’s Steven Cohen, and featuring Curtis Cravens, George Deodatis, Kate Orff, and Adam Sobel, this panel discussion will focus on how New York City – and other cities like it – can take steps to become stronger and more resilient in the face of climate change.
Book Talk – Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future by Adam Sobel
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6pm – 7pm
Professor Adam Sobel, author of Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future will take us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.