This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. Read part 1 here.
In this post-Superstorm Sandy era, geophysicist Klaus Jacob is regarded by many as something of a seer.
But in his view, the public debate over climate change and what it means for the city has wrongly been focused on extreme weather, and not on the rise of sea levels that will reshape the footprint of the metropolis.
In the second part of Gotham Gazette’s sit-down interview with Jacob, the climate change expert speaks about the city’s energy policy, long-term planning for sustainability and why he thinks Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down.
Jacob was interviewed at at his office at the Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., in late December.