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Lefrak Lakeside Center at Prospect Park. Source: Ari Buring

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

CONFESSIONS OF
A GREEN SCIENTIST
ON THE ROOF WITH CYNTHIA ROSENZWEIG, CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK CITY
PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AMERICAN CLIMATOLOGIST AT THE NASA
GODDARD INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.
INTERVIEW BY STEVEN PECK

Cynthia Rosenzweig was a keynote
speaker at CitiesAlive New York
where she spoke eloquently and
inspirationally about some of the
challenges facing the City resulting
from climate change and efforts to
strengthen its resilience.
LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / WINTER 2015 / 16

DR. ROSENZWEIG, WHAT KINDS
OF CHALLENGES ARE YOU SEEING FOR NEW YORK RELATED TO
CLIMATE CHANGE NOW AND IN
THE COMING DECADES?
Climate change is a global problem and the global climate is already changing now, not at some
point in the future as many
people think. In most areas of
the world, temperatures are
warming world-wide and 2014
was the warmest year on record
since 1880.
Our scientific understanding
of climate change at a regional
level is improving greatly. In the
New York Metropolitan Region
last summer the temperature
was 2°F warmer than normal,
with the longest streak of temperatures about 80°F (62 days

in a row) occurred. We also had
three heat waves. Precipitation
was well below average for New
York Metropolitan Region, with
abnormally dry conditions over
much of the region. Intense
rainfall from hurricanes, like
Joaquin, which just missed New
York in October, threaten to
flood the city more often.
HOW IS THE CITY OF NEW YORK
REACTING TO THESE CHALLENGES?
The city created the New York
City Panel on Climate Change
in 2008, which is made up of
leading climate and social scientists and risk management
experts. The Panel reports on
the latest science of how climate
change will impact the New

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