Peter Karevia, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, has just given an interview to New York public television stations WNET and WLIW’s Metrofocus program on the importance of natural habitats in reducing risk to U.S. coastal populations from storms. Watch it in the player above.
“All previous studies have been after the fact. We’re giving [policymakers and citizens] information before the next storm and saying: New York, Florida, California, there’s a lot nature can do for you. Look closely and you can see it. Instead of chasing the ambulance, let’s get ahead of the game and get this information to planners before the next storm hits.”
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