31 Oct '12, 3pm

In New York, rising threat of flooding has been predicted for years #climate #sandy

31 Oct 2012: In New York, Rising Threat Of Flooding Has Been Predicted for Years While climate experts hesitate to say Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change, scientists for years have predicted that such devastating events would become increasingly common as sea levels rise and View Gallery MOMA Rising Currents: A 2010 exhibit showed visions of New York adapting to climate change. ocean temperatures become warmer. For more than a decade, reports have warned that climate change will likely trigger more intense hurricanes and more frequent and severe flooding in low-lying areas , such as occurred in parts of New York and New Jersey this week. And with sea levels projected to rise by as much as six inches per decade by mid-century — and as much as several feet by 2100 — experts say New York City’s flood zone will continue to expand , causing increased stress on the exi...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/in_new_york_rising_threat_of_...

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