A series of video interviews with Klaus Jacob, research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Produced in 2013 by City Atlas: New York.

What New York City Needs to Build a Resilient Future

“We have to have a long term view to create meaningful short term solutions.”

Klaus Jacob warned of New York’s vulnerabilities to severe storm flooding long before Sandy and has emerged as a central figure in discussions about post-Sandy NYC. In this interview with City Atlas, Klaus Jacob talks about flood risks, managed retreat, and taking a long-term view on resilience design.

Read more about Jacob’s response to NYC’s new Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency report.

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My Sandy Story

Klaus Jacob, research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, warned of New York’s vulnerabilities to severe storm flooding long before Sandy and has emerged as a central figure in discussions about post-Sandy NYC.

In this video, Klaus Jacob talks about his personal experience with Sandy and why he couldn’t raise his house high enough to avoid getting flooded.

 

Climate mitigation is a global mandate & adaptation is a local necessity

In this video, Jacob talks about how climate change mitigation and adaptation need to be addressed simultaneously.