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.