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Climate Change Doesn't Care About Our Plans - That's Why Cities Need to Plan for Climate Change
September 22, 2017
Mayors need to look at the worst case scenario and consider how their city would cope if the situation were twice or three times worse.
Ban Ki Moon, then United Nations Secretary General observed in 2011, that "Climate change does not respect borders, it does not respect who you are -- rich and poor, small and big."
Recent events from the immense damage that hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma have wreaked on Puerto Rico, Houston, Miami and the Caribbean, or the monsoon floods that have forced millions from their homes in India and Bangladesh, illustrate that climate change does not respect whether we are ready or not. Our planet's climate has changed and its impact will be felt by every one of us and for generations to come.