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Post-Sandy New York

In 2011, Klaus Jacob, a renowned environmental scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, published report with his colleagues that detailed the damage a hurricane like Sandy could wreak in New York City and New Jersey. Now that the city has seen such a storm, Jacob's arguments for how NYC should prepare for rising sea levels and the next storm have taken on a new urgency. In the Atlantic Cities, he makes the case for federally funded buyout programs, a moratorium on development in low-lying areas, and higher, stricter flood standards for vital infrastructure. [Atlantic Cities;