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NY Governor Launches $17B Plan to Enhance Resiliency to Extreme Weather

Devastated by nine federally declared emergencies in just three years since he took office, Governor Cuomo unveiled details of a far reaching plan dubbed “Reimagining New York for a New Reality.”

Global community risks catastrophic sea level rise if current fossil fuel and c02 emissions stay on track

Rising Temperature, Sea Level On Track to Wipe Out Major World Cities Former Shell Exec Tells UN

The global community of nations is headed for catastrophes on an unprecedented scope and scale if fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions continue on trend, according to the latest scientific evidence and research. Global average temperature is on a path toward a warming of 4 degrees Celsius, which could result in sea level rises of 70 meters (230 feet), wiping out major cities, including London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.

GAIN focuses on building resilience in response to climate change as the hybrid storm Sandy batters the U.S. east coast

New GAIN Index Draws Attention to Climate Change Resiliency as Superstorm Sandy Hits East Coast

A free, open-source, open-data online navigation tool, the Global Adaptation Institute’s 2012 GAIN Index offers much more than just a ranking of countries’ resiliency to climate change. It’s providing prominent private and public sector organizations the data and tools to make better informed decisions as to how best to invest in climate change adaptation efforts.