Climate change in the Hudson River Estuary

Climate change in the Hudson River Estuary

The Climate Change Program for the Hudson River Estuary helps communities to adapt to climate change and become more resilient to climate risks.

Cornell research students studying a map of the estuary at Piermont Pier (E. Murphy)
Cornell research students studying a map of the estuary at Piermont Pier (E. Murphy)

What is Climate Resilience?

Climate resilience means our ability to manage climate risks, respond productively as the climate changes and recover quickly from extreme events. View our page on helping communities become more climate resilient (link: new page 2 below) to learn more.

What are our Climate Risks in the Hudson River Estuary?

The primary climate risks identified for this region include increased frequency and severity of:

  • Flooding, which can impact our waterfront properties and infrastructure
  • Heat waves, which can impact human health and agriculture
  • Short-term drought, which can impact our food and water supply

Please download our climate fact sheet (PDF) (191 KB) for an overview of climate change in the Hudson Valley and what you can do to help. You can also view our webpage or download a PDF of the latest climate projections for the Hudson Valley (PDF) (347 KB).

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