New York’s Rising Tides: Climate Inequality and Sandy’s Legacy 

It is easy to think of New York as more of a concept, an easily traversable, cosmopolitan hub, than a place, a part of the natural world. Covid-19 has clarified that our health and lifespan is tied to a zip code. Climate change will make the consequences of the environmental history of the land, of both overdevelopment and neglect of the coasts, of environmental racism and displacement, and of our economic and cultural reliance on our coasts and waterways terribly apparent as the city’s water returns like a recovered memory. 

Source: New York’s Rising Tides: Climate Inequality and Sandy’s Legacy | by Willa Glickman | The New York Review of Books