RISING SEA LEVELS POSE A THREAT TO NYC

MetroFocus | September 22, 2021

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through our region, more than 40 people were killed by the devastating floods. Entire neighborhoods, roads, and subways were flooded and submerged. The widespread flooding highlighted the urgent threat that extreme weather, and in turn climate change, poses to New York City. That threat is the subject of a fascinating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New york called “Rising Tide: Visualizing the Human Costs of the Climate Crisis” That illustrates the dramatic consequences of rising sea levels in New York City and across the world through photographs, video, drone images and sound. Tonight as part of our ongoing Peril and Promise initiative reporting on the human stories of climate change and its solutions, Dutch Documentary photographer Kadir Vanlohuizen takes us inside the exhibit along With Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Museum of the City of New York, Sarah Henry.  For more information on the exhibit, click here.

Aired: September 22, 2021

Peril and Promise is an ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, ClimateChange. Lead funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by Marc Haas Foundation and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III.