James West is the editor and producer of The Climate Desk, a collaboration among The Atlantic, the Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS. He is the author of Beijing Blur.
Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.
The interactive graphic below comes courtesy of Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration between The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Slate, and others, dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate. Learn more at theclimatedesk.org.
Top image: A playground sits submerged under flood waters left from Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens. (Keith Bedford/Reuters)