Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised President Barack Obama’s “leadership” in announcing a White House climate change plan June 24, 2013. “The President’s plan recognizes both the significant cost of inaction and that Washington must support the work of local governments to become more resilient,” Bloomberg added. Bloomberg had two weeks before announced New York City’s own […]
Pres. Obama made a major climate address Tuesday, June 24, and AdaptNY watched closely for references about preparing the United States for the impact of climate change. See a detailed outline of the president’s climate plan, including adaptation measures. Here’s a handy infographic version of the Obama program. Read a full transcript of the president’s […]
The city has released new maps for its updated hurricane evacuation zones, which include an additional 600,000 residents not included in the former zones. Here’s the official announcement from the city, as well as a press release (PDF)
Two days after issuing a massive report on better preparing New York for the threats of climate change and extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn on June 13 released a set of new set of recommendations specificially aimed at fortifying the city's buildings.