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Researchers from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Cornell University and the City University of New York, coordinated the first statewide climate change outlook for New York, recently published in the NYSERDA Report "Response to Climate Change in New York State".

Scientists foresee that the NY State may suffer disproportionate effects in coming decades compared with other US regions, due to its geography and geology. The report paints a harsh picture, including possible extreme temperature and sea-level rises, downpours, droughts and floods. The changes are projected to affect nearly every region and facet of the economy by the 2080s, from ski resorts and dairy farms to New York City’s subways, streets and businesses. 

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