22 Nov '11, 4pm

Global warming to swamp one-third of NYC’s streets

Right about the time Miami has turned into a barrier island , a single flood supercharged by higher sea levels and rowdier storms will overwhelm New York City's low-lying infrastructure, including its iconic subway system. It will cost $80 billion to clean up … and then it will cost another $80 billion to clean up again 10 years later. These so-called "100 year floods" (because in the past, meteorologists expected them to happen only once ever 100 years) will become commonplace, once-a-decade events, says a new report from New York State on vulnerability to climate change . “The frequency of flooding will drastically increase, which means the cost of flooding will increase horrendously,” said Klaus Jacob, a scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Anyone who's ever looked at New York City's terrifying storm surge map knows that things are bad en...

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grist.org 16 Nov '11, 5pm

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grist.org 17 Nov '11, 7pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 24 Nov '11, 1am

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Nov '11, 7pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 24 Nov '11, 7pm

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Closeup: Climate Extremes and Global Warming

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Nov '11, 3pm

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