Sea Level Rise Could Turn New York Into Venice

New York City. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor from Stony Brook University in Long Island said that as climate change brings higher temperatures and more violent storms, flooding in parts of the city could become as routine as the heavy snows of this past winter. We could even have “flood days,” the way we now have snow days, he said. Bowman and other experts say the only way to avoid that fate and keep the city dry is to follow the lead of cities like Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg and build moveable modern dykes…

Either that or retreat from the shoreline…

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NYC and Sea Level Rise, Map

NRDC on PlaNYC, April 22nd 2011