New York City at risk of flooding every two decades: climate study

New York City at risk of flooding every two decades: climate study
 

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hurricanes could start flooding New York City's coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday.
Water could surge some 9 feet (2.8 meters) in hurricanes occurring anywhere from three to 17 times more often than today, they said.
"That's approximately - worst case scenario - once every 20 years," said Benjamin Horton, part of a team of U.S. scientists who published their findings in a study.
The projections act as a reminder of the human cost of... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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