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Bloomberg Challenges Multifamily Buildings to Reduce Energy Waste: NYC Real Estate Industry Accepts

January 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

NYC Building Waste

Some good news out of the departing Bloomberg Administration in NYC – citywide climate change pollution is down 19% since 2005. This means that the city is already nearly two-thirds of the way toward reaching its PlaNYC goal.[read more]

To Beat Climate Change, Must Obama Win?

November 6, 2012 by David Thorpe

Democrats/Republicans via Shutterstock

Here's the logic of this post:The latest science says we're heading for over 6 degrees C warming. Romney will do nothing but make this worse Obama must winThen go to Doha and help broker a global pact on limiting emissions. Following Hurricane Sandy, and more bad news on climate change today , there has never been so much at...[read more]

How to Protect Our Communities from Climate Change and Extreme Weather Like Sandy

November 3, 2012 by Frances Beinecke

Debris in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Sunset Parkerpix.

Experts used to discuss climate change in terms of computer models and scientific forecasts. Now Americans are talking about it in its most urgent terms: people’s lives. When climate change intensifies extreme weather like hurricanes and droughts, our families—and our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and plans for our children—feel the brunt.[read more]