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Flooding Before and Now by City Tech Blogger Rabea Begum

  Why we are facing various natural disasters worldwide? Flooding is one of them. We are concern about the increasing amount of flood. If we look at the flood history, we can see that most of floods take hours or even days to develop. Some flood gives residents enough time to prepare or evacuate. There

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El Niño and Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Sergio Carrillo

It’s heart breaking when the occurrence of a natural disaster event leads you to understand the looming danger of nature. As hurricane Harvey down on the Texas coast, few people understood that Mother Nature needs to be treated with respect always. Because of atmospheric emissions from human activity, the ocean waters from which Harvey drew

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How Does Your Academic Major Relate to Climate Change? by City Tech Blogger Nathan Persaud

As mechanical engineering undergraduates, we are taught to constantly innovate, invent, and improve products. One of the biggest challenges we face is making old technologies compliant with federal environmental regulations. Most old manufacturing technologies used fossil fuels to create and generate power. And one of the controversial issues currently is air pollution. Air pollution today

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Increasing Trend of Hot Temperature Anomalies by City Tech Blogger Jiehao Huang

This study uses the daily summary data from NOAA’s Integrated Surface Database (ISD) (Smith et al. 2011). We focused on station-based temperature observations from 1979 to 2014 of three airports in the New York City area: John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR). Daily anomaly threshold is defined as two standard deviations away

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Using Multiple Metrics to Analyze Trends and Sensitivity of Climate Variability in New York City by City Tech Blogger Jiehao Huang

Previous studies have shown that human activities have been changing the climate, leading to increased societal vulnerability to extreme weather events due to weather variability (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, AR5). In New York State, the annual average temperature statewide has risen about 2.4°F since 1970 and average annual precipitation has increased across New York

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