As centers of population, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, cities have a critical role to play in combating climate change. They’re also leading the way in dealing with the effects of climate change that can no longer be avoided. For the third installment in our series on climate change, Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson looks at three U.S. cities. In New Orleans, chief resilience officer Jeff Hebert talks about storm preparation after Hurricane Katrina. In Los Angeles, chief sustainability officer Matt Petersen offers a glimpse of how the nation’s second largest city is adjusting to prolonged and frequent droughts. And the mayor of Boulder, Colorado, Suzanne Jones, says it’s building micro grids to minimize electrical outages during extreme floods.
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