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  • Figure 6.4
  • Water Cities Report

    1. 1. Water-related climate changes and impacts in 12 U.S. Cities<br />Source: NRDC<br />
    2. 2. Number of days with peak temperature over 90˚F.<br />Image adapted from U.S. Global Change Research Program<br />
    3. 3. Illinois’s projected “climate migration” due to changes in summer average temperatures and rainfall<br />Chicago: By 2100, depending on efforts made to reduce greenhouse gas emission, Illinois summers could feel like summers in east Texas or Arkansas today. Source: Hayhoe et al. <br />
    4. 4. Potential wetland submersion by 2100<br />New Orleans: If the impacts of sea level rise on wetlands are not checked, metropolitan New Orleans could eventually sit on land almost completely surrounded by the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Image adapted from Carbonell and Meffert.<br />
    5. 5. Southern California power plants vulnerable to a 100-year coastal flood with a 55-inch sea level rise<br />Image adapted from Herberger et al. (Pacific Institute)<br />
    6. 6. The confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers near St. Louis, before the 1993 flood (left) and after (right)<br />Photo: ©NASA<br />
    7. 7. Pier 14 in San Francisco on February 17, 2011, during a high-tide event<br />Photo: © Flickr user ke6ywg<br />
    8. 8. Dense development along the Chicago River is vulnerable to increased flooding<br />Photo: © Flickr user mindfrieze<br />
    9. 9. The High Line re-purposed a piece of industrial infrastructure as public green space, reducing the amount of stormwaterthat runs off the site into the sewer system<br />Photo: © Flickr user Ed Yourdon<br />
    10. 10. Green Roof of Chicago Cultural Center<br />Photo: © Flickr user zolt<br />

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