New York City Will Suffer the Same Fate as the City of Venice by the Year 2100, Study

If the prediction of water rising six feet over New York comes true, then it will be like one of those Pacific islands: submerged in water and home to aquatic animals.

However even if the prediction becomes a reality, New York will continue to be the city that it is now, even better. Look at the City of Venice. It has been under water for hundreds of years and yet it is considered as one of the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. New York will even do better. It will continue to be the city that never sleeps. If you can do it here, like they say, you can do it anywhere.

In a newly published report, the panel cautioned that the mean yearly temperature could rise as high as 66 degrees by 2100. This is largely due to the continuing problem of global warming.

New York’s map will be altered to who knows what by the end of this century, according to the New York City Panel on Climate change.

An analysis was made by scientists since 1990 and they concluded that every ten years, there’s an average rise in the sea level of about 1.2 inches. It’s higher than the global trend which is only 0.6 inches.

By the tear 2050, if the trend continues, the sea level increase could be 11 to 21 inches. The rise is expected to be as high as 18 to 39 inches by 2080.  By 2100 it could be as high as 72 inches or six feet.

Co-author Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said, “[The maps we’ve created] are better maps. They include more of the available science on climate change. New York City is a world leader on [climate change].We’ll be working together to both help and encourage this administration into action.”

Knowlton is hopeful that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio who was furnished with the research paper will study it and to come up with proper recommendations.

Scientists believed that the increasing use of fossil fuels is the cause of the rise in greenhouse gas emissions which is blamed for the melting of the Arctic ice and the rise in the sea level.

 

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Comments

  1. A Dude says

    So basically the pizza in NYC will be so much better when their golden water is everywhere. More proof the climate change is one for the better.

  2. says

    The New York Metro services more than 5 million people per day. I doubt that it will be easy to replace with gondolas.

    It is a bit silly to blithely say that since Venice deals with water, so can NYC. Even ignoring the geographical differences (Venice is not exposed to Atlantic storm surges, which is what will really cause issues), the simple fact is that Venice was built as a water city, NYC was not – and it will be a staggeringly enormous challenge to retrofit it.

  3. cupertino jay says

    a couple things:

    o over the years estimated socalled MAX rise by 2100 keep bumping Up. expect more of that down stream.

    o last i heard Venice is not subject to worsening hurricane storm surges On Top of year-round rising waters.

    o oh-kay, suppose you’re still sitting pretty in 2100, nothing left to worry about? NO, because ruthless sea rise will continue coming further up in the city, till imo nobody lives there any more.

  4. Cupertino Jay says

    a few more problems for concerned new yorkers..

    o over the years estimated socalled MAX rise by 2100 keep bumping Up. expect more of that down stream.

    o last i heard Venice is not subject to worsening hurricane storm surges On Top of year-round rising waters.

    o oh-kay, suppose you’re still sitting pretty in 2100, nothing left to worry about? NO, because ruthless sea rise will continue coming further up in the city, till imo nobody lives there any more.

  5. Klem Kaho says

    NYC will not suffer like Venice. NYC will be worse. Venice is hit from one direction. NYC will be hit from the ocean side, the Long Island Sound, and if they dike all of that the Hudson still needs a place to drain. NYC is dependent on an electric underground subway and rail system, keeping water out of that will be a massive public works project. Oh and it will not be 6 feet it will be 12 feet.

    Never forget the triple whammy that is occurring. Scientists, already conservative by training are being muzzled by stupid politicians working for so called conservatives. Scientists always base estimate narrowly, on what they studied. But this is a system failure and they are not taking account of methane. Methane is being released in the arctic at a growing rate. Deep ocean methane has also begun to be released. These impacts are not something we can control, nor are they linear. The change will cause more and faster change. Every estimate you have read has been attacked by the traitor conservatives, yet every estimate you have seen has been replaced by a worse one within two or three years. And, we are not done.

    Why call conservatives traitors. Because South Florida, big parts of Delaware, and most major east coast cities are going to lose. Our productivity as a nation will become zilch as we battle against encroaching seas and dry farm lands. They are traitors because they cause this by protecting their corporate partners.

    The alternative is all positive. Build a green energy and de-warming industry, lead the world in it just as we did with the industrial and tech revolutions. But the traitors stop us.

  6. Ron says

    Venice has always been underwater. It began to be built on to a marshland area on purpose more than just few -hundred years mentioned. New york city is on bedrock. And although the rise in sea levels is a factor. The number presented are highly exaggerated.

  7. Amskeptic says

    This article is way too “chirrupy”. New York is not going to be some romantic get-away by gondolier. New York is not going to be “better” with its half of its transportation infrastructure drowned, with all of its communications and electrical infrastructure under water. What were you dreaming there?

  8. says

    There is no global warming..thats fucking absurd..maybe its all the damn SNOW thats causing the water to warm up? See how that makes sense too? Fucking idiots

  9. Harry Bowman says

    Six feet of sea level rise would leave nearly all of Manhattan intact. The highest point on the island, in Washington Heights, is over two hundred feet above sea level.

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