"To understand the challenge of Climate Adaptation, let me quote John F. Kennedy: There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." - Klaus Jacob, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. Chair, Climate Adaptation Group
This initial report of the MTA Climate Adaptation Task Force offers a broad view of the MTA's climate actions to date, as well as a more detailed look at selected resiliency projects.
To welcome guests to the 2015 MTA Forum on Climate Adaptation, Resiliency, and Recovery, the MTA created a video to describe how they are planning for the short and long term future considering regional climate risks.
Here are some of the resiliency techniques highlighted in the video:
MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas Prendergast, along with Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Governor Andrew Cuomo, inspected a removable subway stairs Flood Control Cover at the Whitehall St. Station. (Tuesday, October 29, 2013). Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit