The New York City Panel on Climate Change has predicted that under a worst-case scenario where the Antarctic ice sheet melts more quickly, the city could face nine feet of sea level rise by the end of the century — a water level that would permanently submerge entire neighborhoods, including all of Coney Island.
In light of the grim findings, environmental leaders reiterated calls for the state to pass legislation to fine corporations that fail to reduce emissions. Locally, the City Council is considering a measure to restrict fossil fuel hookups in new construction sites and gut renovations.
Cuomo, embroiled for the last few months in several high-profile scandals—including sexual misconduct accusations by nearly a dozen women—announced Tuesday that he was resigning from the state’s highest office, effective in two weeks.
City Limits’ headlines about the embattled governor illustrate the breadth of his career in public service and reveal the many questions that his policies and politics have raised.
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