Climate report warns low-income New Yorkers at risk of future displacement

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“But a new report shows that by 2050, residents in the areas surrounding Bronx Community College could face displacement due to flooding in the future, not because it’s a low-lying area that would be burdened by severe coastal flooding, but because it’s not. ‘We analyzed where the most vulnerable communities are for climate change, where they might move to and who might move first,’ explained Amy Chester, managing director of Rebuild by Design. ‘So we’re able to look at both income and the price of rent and their vulnerability to climate change and we were able to predict that people who have the means would likely move first and where they might move to.'”

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