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New York to study long term climate change effects

Nov 05, 2021 12:33 pm

Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Nov. 4 a multi-year study to assess the effects of climate change on New York. "Climate change is here, it's real and no state has felt its impact more than New York," Hochul said. "From hurricanes like Sandy and Ida, to seven feet of snow in Buffalo, we have seen our weather continue to grow more extreme each year. As we continue to rebuild in the wake of this pandemic, we must take a hard look at how climate change will impact our future and this study will serve as a key roadmap in informing how we can build a thriving New York in the midst of these challenges." Just in the past several months, there have been several times when over six inches of rain fell locally in a 24-hour period, two times from remnants of former hurricanes passing through the Catskills. The study will look into the state's vulnerability to such storms, and how to prepare for further complications from a warming environment. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.