Living and working in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, I know New York is a coastal city through and through. With 520 miles of coastline, we have more waterfront than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco combined. Rising seas and powerful hurricanes, however, pose a major threat to the future of our iconic coastal neighborhoods and business districts. It’s time for Congress to do something about it.
Just recently hurricanes Henri and Ida caused record-breaking rainfall and flooding all across the city, and unfortunately, this could soon become the norm. New York City’s Panel on Climate Change predicts the city could experience 6 feet of sea-level rise in the next
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