Screen shot of a news broadcast about heat related deaths in the U.S. Northeast
April 11, 2019

New York City faces a growing risk of higher temperatures and more frequent and intense heat waves. The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a NOAA RISA team, partnered with the health department and others to address the impacts of extreme heat on city residents.

 

November 5, 2012

We can’t immediately link Hurricane Sandy itself to climate change, says climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, but the flooding damage we can. Partly due to global warming, sea level has climbed about a foot in the NYC area over the past century, giving storm surges a “step up” along the coast.