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New York City Subway Flooded With Water In Climate Change “Test”

by | November 27, 2019

Last week part of the New York City subway system was flooded with water as climate change defenses were put to the test.

Speaking on Twitter, NYCT Subway — the account responsible for updating New Yorkers on subway travel news — shared that a flood barrier was being tested that was designed to allow workers to seal off the subway entrance. 

The post also revealed that the entrance had been “test” flooded for four hours to make sure the barrier had been installed correctly.

In a separate tweet, NYCT Subway wrote, “We’re investing in capital projects around the system to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate.”

New York City is not alone in preparing for the threat of climate change. In a world-first, Italy has announced that as of next September, it will be compulsory to include climate change on the curriculum at state schools.

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Rising sea levels will impact natural habitats around the world (Photo: Denis Burdin/Shutterstock.com)

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Climate Change & Animal Agriculture

With carbon emissions from animal agriculture amounting to more than all transport systems combined, conversations about climate change are increasingly focused on the meat and dairy industries.

The United Nations recently released a report warning that by “2031-2050, rising air temperatures will cause glacier loss, permafrost thaw and snow cover drops.” The report also explained that “significant sea level rise is projected to occur each year.”

A separate report published by the World Resources Institute — which was supported by the United Nations — has encouraged a global shift towards a plant-based diet to help combat climate change.

Do you think enough is being done to prepare for a changing climate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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