NYCHA's climate change imperative - New York Daily News

NYCHA's climate change imperative - New York Daily News

New York City’s public housing struggle is profound. We know what needs to be done, and yet progress has thwarted several administrations. As the years go by, the severity of the crisis is increasingly magnified by climate change. Too much water and too much heat spell catastrophe for the fragile future of the city’s public housing and its residents. Consider projections from the city’s own scientists. Not only does New York City face flooding from powerful hurricanes more often, but the rising waters will also likely put lives in danger and severely damage infrastructure. Unnamed storms will bring violent winds and buckets of rain over short periods of time. We face more extreme heat days through 2050. We are at a crossroads — and the Adams administration has the chance …
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