NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change


Associated Press

ALBANY (AP) - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.

Columbia University climate scientist Radley Horton told a state Senate panel that the state must take significant steps to reduce its exposure to the threats posed by global climate change. Those steps include reducing carbon emissions and preparing for the impacts on agriculture, waterfront development and public health.

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