During Michael Bloomberg’s twelve-year tenure as mayor of New York City, he saw firsthand how climate change was affecting the city—and realized that it was going to lob even more enormous challenges in the future. Encroaching seas? Check. Heat waves? Those, too. Stressing the water system, the transportation system, and more? Yup, that too.
It was clear to Bloomberg that the problem wasn’t going to go away. It was also clear that the federal government wasn’t going to do enough meaningful to address the problem, he says.
But Bloomberg realized that New York and other cities didn’t have to wait: They could take their future into their own hands. And in making themselves more sustainable and resilient to onrushing climate change,