NEW YORK, June 11 New York City would spend
nearly $20 billion to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter
summers under a proposal unveiled on Tuesday by Mayor Michael
The sweeping plan includes 250 recommendations, ranging
from installing floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of
power and telecommunications infrastructures.
With the Big Apple facing significant impacts from climate
change in the decades to come - including becoming as hot as
Birmingham, Alabama, by 2050 - the plan aims to make sure that
New York City's extensive subway, transit, sewer and water,
energy and food distribution systems will still be able to serve
the more than 8 million people who live there.