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How will NYC & the region adapt to storms & sea level rise?

When:
September 4, 2018: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Where:
Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901 map
To Attend:
Free - Open to public

Join the Rockland Sierra Club for this panel discussion on climate change and the effects of sea level rise and extreme storms in our region.

Hurricane Sandy showed us the face of climate change.  It is imperative that we take steps now to protect NYC and the region from future sea level rise and extreme storms.  How we adapt now will shape the city and our region forever. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering several options to protect against coastal storms. Some of the options threaten the life of the Hudson River and fail spectacularly to protect the region against sea level rise. The public comment period ends on September 20.

Speakers include:

Prof. Klaus Jacob, Climate Scientist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

 Dr. George Jackman, Hudson River Ecologist, Riverkeeper

Climate scientist Klaus Jacob will speak on rising sea levels, and on the risks of short term measures against storm surge that could fail  – as early as 2050 – to protect the city and the Hudson Valley.  An expert on habitat restoration, Dr. Jackman will speak on how some of the proposals could gradually choke off tidal flow and fish migration.  Both experts will discuss a vision to re-shape the city and region in ways that will make it more resilient to the harsh realities of climate change.

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