NRDC Statement on New York City Panel on Climate Change’s 2015 Report
NEW YORK (February 17, 2015) – Mayor Bill de Blasio today released the New York City Panel on Climate Change’s 2015 report, Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency.
A statement follows from Kim Knowlton, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a co-author of the report’s chapter on public health:
“It is encouraging to see the city continues to arm itself with the science it needs to ensure we are better prepared and more resilient in the face of extreme weather now and into the future. Today’s report shows the city is looking to both the cause and effects of climate change—and cities around the world should take note. This includes issuing strong goals for reducing carbon pollution over the next few decades, better preparing for sea level rise and flooding, and addressing the health impacts for those most at risk. We’ll continue working with city leaders to ensure the lessons learned are turned into action to ensure a stronger and more secure New York.”