Human Dimensions of Global Warming

Lesson 9 Reading Assignment


In the reading assigned this week, you'll explore the challenges facing coastal cities - which is a great way for us to tie together the somewhat separate, but also inextricably linked topics of the impacts of climate change on both cities and coastal environments. Learn more about the challenges facing New York and the action they've already taken (particularly in response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012) in the Mayor's Office for Sustainability PlaNYC Progress Report.

Reading Assignment

  • The City of New York Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. Progress Report 2014: Sustainability and Resiliency. (2015). The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio. New York City. (Note: You are only required to read pages 56-106.)