“By the time you folk have finished university, and are maybe three or four years into your first job, that 10 years that has been spoken about is gone. So there needs to be a space where people like yourselves can feel safe enough to talk about what your fears and hopes are for the future.”
“One of my main areas that I’ve focused on for years is just the kind of timeframe to change to make the changes and how that needs to be really rapid. You can’t just rely on huge infrastructure projects because they take ages.”
“We calculated that 60 to 70% of the Finnish emissions profile is connected to households. How they live, how they heat their home, for example. With that kind of profile, we get about 10 tonnes per person on the average in Finland. That should drop to 2.5 tonnes within 10 years.”
Chinatown was hurt during Hurricane Sandy, with many non-English speaking elderly stranded in high rises without water, lights, heat, or elevators. What future plans for the historic neighborhood are best, as projections for sea level rise increase?