Most people are aware that our aging infrastructure is reaching a critical point; without immediate intervention, systems across the U.S. will continue to fail at an alarming rate. They have been suffering from a lack of attention, maintenance, and investment since they were built back in the 1970s and 1980s…or in many cases, in the 1800s. Climate impacts are… Continue reading Building Bridges: How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Stabilizes a Fragile System
The Earth’s seas are becoming fragile marine ecosystems as they absorb most of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions. Ocean temperatures are becoming warmer, forcing seawater to expand, artic ice sheets to melt, and sea levels to rise. It is rising faster than any other time in history. In 2010, sea levels rose between 0.12… Continue reading Everything is Sinking: Sea Level is Rising Twice as Fast
This project was completed in partnership with the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Linyi completed her internship in Summer 2021. We hear about climate change all the time…but how do we know if the climate is actually changing? We can track weather changes day-to-day and even seasonally, but when do we know it’s really a different… Continue reading NYC SYEP Internship Project: When it Comes to Climate, What’s “Normal”?