Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound

Topic: 
Natural Disasters
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
1 hour
Level: 
Advanced
University: 
Columbia University
PERLC: 
Columbia Regional Learning Center

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Description: 

Dr. Gornitz addresses the possibility of unprecedented flooding in the New York City region due to the culminating factors associated with climate change and asserts that sea level rise and storm data need to be better incorporated into state and local plans and strategies for emergency response and evacuation.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the association between rise in sea level and rise in the Earth’s temperature (i.e. climate change)
  • List two of the five causes of sea level rise most attributable to climate change
  • Identify five possible impacts of sea level rise on infrastructure
  • Identify five recommendations for short-term emergencies and long-term planning in relation to sea level rise
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness
Community Recovery