An article in Business First about weather changes Buffalo can
expect in coming decades as a result of climate change interviews
Helen Domske, associate director of UB’s Great Lakes Program.
“Most people think fish can tolerate great spans of
temperature, but they can’t,” she said. “The
ecology of the Great Lakes, though amazing, is fragile.” The
article also interviews Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of
architecture, and Jason Briner, associate professor of geology.
“We’re already seeing dramatic shifts in precipitation,
which is a challenge in terms of storm-water management….
Most of the buildings we’re building in Buffalo now,
including the various redevelopments downtown, are being prepared
for a very different future,” Rajkovich said. “Ski
resorts are hosed,” Briner said. “A generation from
now, it will be hard to imagine the ones in Western New York will
survive.”A opinion piece by Paul Battaglia, adjunct associate
professor of architecture, suggests that the new Amtrak station
being proposed for Buffalo be built at Canalside. “However
socially well-meaning and emotionally attached to the Central
Terminal we may all be, we should set that aside and complete the
strategy for re-establishing downtown Buffalo as the regional
center by building the Amtrak station at Canalside,” he