NYC subways crippled by superstorm floodwaters; commuters may have to endure long shutdown - The Washington Post
Klaus Jacob, an environmental disaster expert at Columbia University who oversaw the portion of the report dealing with transit disruptions, said the study estimated that it would take four weeks to get the subway system back to 90 percent of normal capacity.
This week’s storm, he said, illustrates the pressing need for better defenses against the higher water levels that will come with a warmer planet.
“I think we have come to the end of studies. What we need now is action,” he said. [Via Marc Morano]