What New York's next mayor needs to do about climate change

“They all tell us this is code red; the nation and the world are in peril.” Those are the words uttered by President Joe Biden as he toured sections of Queens hit hardest by Tropical Storm Ida.

It’s hard to forget the visual of heavy rains cascading down subway station steps and even pooling chest-high in station entryways. Many saw the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as solely responsible for this.

While it does have a role to play, the transit system can only do so much without a plan for the streets. As MTA acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber noted recently, the subway in New York is only as resilient as

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