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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish? NYC Budget Cuts Aggravated Flooding and Deaths

When drainage infrastructure isn’t maintained, even modest rainfall events can cause dangerous flooding.

by Yunus Kovankaya, Sara Schwetschenau, and Upmanu Lall |January 6, 2022

Hurricane Ida’s Silver Lining: A Chance at Vital NYC Housing Reform

The storm revealed a new piece in the City’s growing climate puzzle: the need to address its network of illegitimate basement apartments.

by Johnluca Fenton |October 28, 2021

Attribution Science: Linking Climate Change to Extreme Weather

Scientists can now determine what role climate change plays in making extreme weather events more frequent and intense.

by |October 4, 2021

Experts Weigh In on Hurricane Ida and Deadly Flash Floods in New York City

Experts from the Columbia Climate School have provided their insights and perspectives to journalists across the country trying to make sense of Hurricane Ida.

by Elise Gout |September 10, 2021

Hurricane Ida: Resources for Journalists

Disaster experts around the Columbia Climate School are available to answer questions from the media about hurricane physics, the role of climate change in creating strong storms, and more.

by |August 30, 2021