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She Led Scientists Advising New York on Climate Change. Did the City Listen?

Cynthia Rosenzweig co-chaired the New York City Panel on Climate Change, an expert body advising the mayor, from its inception four years before Hurricane Sandy, and well after. Here, she assesses what was learned, and done, before and after.

by |October 29, 2022

New York City’s Former Top Climate Official on the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy

Engineer Daniel Zarrilli advised both the Bloomberg and deBlasio administrations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. He is now a special advisor on sustainability and climate to Columbia University.

by |October 20, 2022

A Climate and Weather Expert on What We Know About Giant Storms Since Sandy

A scientist and writer reflects on the links between climate and extreme weather, New York City’s preparedness, and the role of the media in informing the public.

by |October 19, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Weather: Protection, Recovery, and Reconstruction

When a weather disaster happens every hundred years, it is an emergency. When it happens every year, it is a routine, periodic occurrence from which we need to protect ourselves.

by |October 3, 2022
a child wades through floodwaters in pakistan

The Flood Seen From Space: Pakistan’s Apocalyptic Crisis

Flooding is not uncommon for Pakistan, but the current crisis is simply unprecedented.

by Hadia A. Sheerazi |September 12, 2022
solar panels damaged from typhoon

The Energy Transition Needs to Be Climate-Proofed

Increasingly extreme weather has the potential to derail renewable energy projects — but there are a few things we can do to keep moving forward.

by Corey Lesk and Kai Kornhuber |September 7, 2022
a boat passes a flooded home

Heat, Storm, Drought, Fire: Prolonged Climate Extremes as Cool La Niña Pacific Pattern Persists

As the tropical Pacific stays stuck in a cool phase, dangerous patterns persist worldwide.

by |June 13, 2022
a cyclone and storm clouds

What Can We Do About Extreme Weather?

Perhaps climate change policy will be a response to our growing experience with extreme weather events.

by |April 11, 2022

You Can’t Run From Climate Change, but That’s Not a Bad Thing

An intergenerational conversation about living with climate change and its impacts.

by Alexandra Grant-Hudd |November 2, 2021

How Utilities Can Help Communities Build Economic Resilience to Disasters: Part II

Given the essential role of the power grid, electric utilities are in a unique position to lead disaster mitigation and preparedness.

by Qëndresa Krasniqi, Ryan Burg, Renée Skeete and Jackie Ratner |October 8, 2021