18 Nov '11, 7pm

New York as Venice, Minus the Romance

Librado Romero/The New York Times Imagine kayaks: Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In Thursday’s Metro section, I wrote about a new report that details how climate change will affect New York State. Big changes are coming our way, from rising temperatures to shifts in agricultural growing seasons, but the one that struck me most was the potential inundation of the shores of much of Long Island and New York City. Looking at potential sea-level rise alone across the next century, the scientists behind the report estimate that the severe coastal floods that occur now about once a decade might strike once a year in New York City and once every one to two years in places like Westhampton Beach. Water levels associated with such events are expected to increase by one to two feet. The report’s authors paint an evocative picture of what this might mean for our low-lying coast...

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