As NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo pushes for energy independence at the municipality level, local smart communities are left asking a rather “obvious” question about both the short and long term prospects of these initiatives:
Is the Green New Deal even a viable plan, especially in the context of solar power, considering that we experience one of the harshest weathers in the country?
How to Deal with Climate Change Flooding Caused By Abnormal Rainfall Events Through Better Stormwater Management
Due to drastic climate changes, the precipitation levels in New York City are expected to rise by 8% by the 2020s. Sea levels are also rising at a rate of 1.2 inches per decade—that’s almost twice the observed global rate.
Climate change has lead community leaders to increase their efforts in stormwater management. During seasons of heavy rainfall the ground becomes saturated due to the excess moisture. The run-off water carries debris, bacteria and other pollutants along with it and may damage equipment. The excess rainfall also leads to flooding in some areas.
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