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Rosenzweig and Solecki 2010

Rosenzweig, C., and W. Solecki, 2010: Introduction to "Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response". Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 1196, 13-18, doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05306.x.

Climate change has the potential to impact everyday life in New York City. Environmental conditions as we experience them today will shift, exposing the city and its residents to new hazards and heightened risks. We will be challenged by increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and more intense and frequent extreme events. While mitigation actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions will help to decrease the magnitude and impact of future changes, they will not prevent climate change from occurring altogether. Given the impacts of climate change and the high costs and long-term planning needed to adapt effectively, investment can be considered today to begin the adaptation process. Taking action now will limit damages and costs through the coming decades and, in many cases, can provide near-term benefits and operational cost savings. By recognizing the risks posed by climate change early, in some cases decades before impacts are likely to be felt, the city will be able to develop incremental actions to increase its climate resilience. This report, which is part of the New York City Panel on Climate Change's (NPCC) overall effort to advise the City on climate change, outlines the need for early and ongoing adaptation actions in New York and suggests approaches to create a practical adaptation program.

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  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W.},
  title={Introduction to "Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response"},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},

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ID  - ro02110s
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
AU  - Solecki, W.
PY  - 2010
TI  - Introduction to "Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response"
JA  - Ann. New York Acad. Sci.
JO  - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
VL  - 1196
SP  - 13
EP  - 18
DO  - 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05306.x
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