Climate Concerns NYC 2021

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New York City is at an environmental crossroads. As the global climate crisis barrels forward, the city has seen more natural disasters than ever before and many neighborhoods are now deeply vulnerable to storm surges and flooding.   

This series of stories produced by NYU’s News and Documentary Class of 2022 explores the impacts of climate change on frontline communities, and the resiliency efforts in motion to protect New Yorkers from the ramifications of a warming planet.  

Through pieces that range from an examination of the starless night sky, to one man’s endeavor to bring back community composting, to the pitfalls of fast fashion, this website seeks to explain the state of play of New York City’s rapidly evolving climate landscape. 

 How are individuals, communities, and policymakers rising up to meet the existential threat of climate change in a city that’s already enduring the consequences?