New York City Panel on Climate Change

New York City Panel on Climate Change

NPCC 2019 Report



In March, the NPCC released Advancing Tools and Methods for Flexible Adaptation Pathways and Science Policy Integration, which reaffirms the 2015 NPCC projections as the projections of record for New York City.

NPCC3’s key findings include:

  • Observed trends in annual temperatures and precipitation increases are in line with the NPCC2 projections for the 2020s (2010-2039) affirming that New York City is planning on the right track.
  • Should emissions remain high, there is a physical plausibility, toward the end of the century, of sea levels rising faster than previously anticipated due to Antarctic Ice Sheet destabilization.
  • New maps showing monthly tidal flooding (MMHW) that provide a new understanding of flood risk and recurring “sunny-day” flood events due to sea level rise.
  • Advancing research on how equity concerns can be incorporated into climate change vulnerability assessments and community adaptation planning.
  • Advancing research on ways to track and measure climate impacts and adaptation.

Flood Zones

Map of 100 Year Flood Zones

This NPCC map predicts how each borough would be affected by sea level rise.

Rising Temperatures

More Hot Days Annually

In the coming years NYC will grow hotter.

Increasing Precipitation

More Rainfall Annually

Heavy rainfall has been increasing with more expected in the coming years.