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Rosenzweig and Solecki 2019

Rosenzweig, C., and W. Solecki, 2019: New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 1: Introduction. Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 1439, 22-29, doi:10.1111/nyas.14004.

While urban areas like New York City and its surrounding metropolitan region are key drivers of climate change through emissions of greenhouse gases, cities are also significantly impacted by climate shifts, both chronic changes and extreme events. These are already affecting the New York metropolitan region, including the five boroughs of New York City through higher temperatures, more intense precipitation, and higher sea levels, and will increasingly do so in the coming decades.

The City of New York has embarked on a flexible adaptation pathway (i.e., strategies that can evolve through time as climate risk assessment, evaluation of adaptation strategies, and monitoring continues) to respond to climate change challenges. This entails significant programs to develop resilience in communities and critical infrastructure to observed and projected changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level.

The first NPCC Report laid out the risk management framing for the city and region via flexible adaptation pathways (Rosenzweig and Solecki, 2010). The second New York City Panel on Climate Change Report (NPCC2) developed the "climate projections of record" that are currently being used by the City of New York in its resilience programs (Rosenzweig and Solecki, 2015).

The NPCC3 2019 Report co-generates new tools and methods for the next generation of climate risk assessments and implementation of region-wide resilience. Co-generation is an interactive process by which stakeholders and scientists work together to produce climate change information that is targeted to decision-making needs. These tools and methods can be used to observe, project, and map climate extremes; monitor risks and responses; and engage with communities to develop effective programs (Fig. 1.1). They are especially important at "transformation points" in the adaptation process when large changes in the structure and function of physical, ecological, and social systems of the city and region are undertaken.

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@article{ro05610j,
  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W.},
  title={New York City Panel on Climate Change 2019 Report Chapter 1: Introduction},
  year={2019},
  journal={Ann. New York Acad. Sci.},
  volume={1439},
  pages={22--29},
  doi={10.1111/nyas.14004},
}

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