What will New York be like in 2050? Hot, wet and worried. Those are the findings of a week-long investigation into the effects of climate change on the city, conducted by public radio station WNYC and NBC 4 New York.
The multimedia-rich series highlighted the likelihood of deadly heat waves, heavy rainstorms flooding streets and taxing an aging sewer system, power shortages (video) and rising financial costs. Additional video reports covered experimental weather forecasting technology, flood-proofing public transit and public action to help.
In addition to short audio or video reports that accompany each main story, there’s also a 32-minute audio podcast that provides an overview of the series as a whole. And the package features an user-generated interactive that cleverly charts the range of community thoughts on climate change.