New York City Could See 6-Foot Sea Rise, Tripling Of Heat Waves By 2100
(Click to enlarge) Global warming in the USA (Credit: Andrea Della Adriano/Flickr)
Heat waves and floods caused by climate change could mean disaster for the Big Apple’s five boroughs by the end of the century, with sea levels now predicted by a new report to climb by as much as 6 feet by 2100.
(From Scientific American / by Colin Sullivan)– According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, an independent body composed of climate scientists, New York could see a 6-foot increase under a worst-case scenario that has been revised from previous estimates that 2 to 4 feet would be the maximum rise. Read the full story »