"We haven't even begun to see the effect of climate change," said Thomas, a lawyer with Michael Baker Corp., a Pennsylvania-based engineering and consulting firm. "Land use is the problem. The commissioner nailed it this morning." He was referring to DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis, who delivered keynote remarks at the summit. Grannis said the effects of the storms have been "worsened by poor land-use strategies."
…In the mid-Hudson, massive spring storms in recent years have caused extensive flooding from the
…Larry Larson, executive director of the Association of State Flood Plain Managers, said those who live in high-risk areas shouldn't count on government to come to their aid after a flood. "People think the federal government is going to bail them out," Larson said. "We have to change that thinking."West Point, New York painting by Seth Eastman