Facing the threat of water-related disruptions from climate change, the Bloomberg administration has prepared better than other city governments around the country, according to a report released Tuesday.
The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental nonprofit, examines 12 cities around the U.S. It found that the cities will face rising seas levels, increased flooding and more frequent and intense storms.
The report also predicted increases in annual precipitation, saltwater intrusion in drinking water, erosion, and strains on the water supply.
But the report found that New York was one of the best prepared cities in the group. Praising the efforts of the city's Department of Environmental Protection's climate change task force, as well as the Department of City Planning's Vision 2020 waterfront plan, the Natural Resources Defense Council found that New York was among the most proactive.
I guess NRDC hasn't been around after a heavy rain.