NYT Called Out City’s Flood-Protection Problems in September

NYT Called Out City’s Flood-Protection Problems in September

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Sandy’s aftermath, flooding in lower Manhattan. Captions and Photo source: ©© Giladlotan

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In a prescient New York Times article in September, scientists warned that New York City could become paralyzed for a month or more if a storm—or rising sea levels caused by climate change—caused significant flooding.

Scientists have been saying for years that the city is at risk due to rising sea levels…

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New York Is Lagging as Seas and Risks Rise, Critics Warn, The New York Times
With a 520-mile-long coast lined largely by teeming roads and fragile infrastructure, New York City is gingerly facing up to the intertwined threats posed by rising seas and ever-more-severe storm flooding.

New York City and Risk of Higher Seas, The Wall Street Journal (09-12-2010).

New York Seas to Rise Twice as Much as Rest of U.S., National Geographic (10-02-2010)
Sea levels around New York City and much of the U.S. Northeast will rise twice as much as in other parts of the United States this century, according to new climate models (U.S. Northeast map).Driven by changes in ocean circulation, the rapid sea level rise will bring increased risk of damage from hurricanes and winter storm surges, researchers say…

Rising Seas Will Affect Major U.S. Coastal Cities by 2100, University Of Arizona (02-16-2011).
Rising sea levels could threaten an average of 9 percent of the land within 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, according to new research led by University of Arizona scientists.

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