The New York Times sees themselves defenders of big science.
Last month’s “weather event” should have taught us that. Whether in 50 or 100 or 200 years, there’s a good chance that New York City will sink beneath the sea.
The tide gauge at Manhattan shows 4 mm/year change in sea level over the last 150 years, and no change in the rate of sea level rise during that period. This means we can expect about 35 cm (14 inches) of additional “sea level rise” by the year 2100 – almost all of which is due to post glacial rebound causing the land to subside.
I’m guessing that the Statue Of Liberty is more than fourteen inches tall.