New York: "New Climate Data Depict a City More at Risk"

"The Bloomberg administration on Monday issued new warnings about New York City’s vulnerability to climate change, offering updated data to encourage businesses, residents and perhaps even future mayors to better prepare against hotter weather, fiercer storms and increased rainfall."

"Administration officials estimated that more than 800,000 city residents will live in the 100-year flood plain by the 2050s. That figure is more than double the 398,000 currently estimated to be at risk, based on new maps the Federal Emergency Management Agency released Monday.

Many more businesses and jobs will also be at risk.

The data was released a day before Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was to issue a report on how the city can better prepare for major weather events, including those like Hurricane Sandy."

Jenny Anderson reports for the New York Timesw June 10, 2013.

Source: NY Times, 06/11/2013