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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What’s Next For N.Y. And N.J. Post-Sandy?

Storm-damaged beachfront houses are shown in the Far Rockaways, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York, three months after Superstorm Sandy. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Storm-damaged beachfront houses are shown in the Far Rockaways, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York, three months after Superstorm Sandy. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation and she was one of four people appointed to the New York State 2100 Commission to come up with answers about how to protect the state from future storms.

“We at Rockefeller keep talking about the need to build more resilient infrastructure,” Rodin told Here & Now’s Robin Young. “We’ve got to be able to rebound more quickly from these increasing climate events because they’re no longer black swans.”

The NYS 2100 Commission has come up with a series of recommendations to protect the state from climate change.

Meantime, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to buy homes destroyed by Sandy.

Guest:

  • Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation and co-chair of the NYS 2100 Commission.

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