A disconcerting report released last week revealed that New York City could see a 6-foot rise in sea levels by the end of this century. It would make nearly half a million New Yorkers vulnerable to flooding, and waterfront properties would be virtually uninhabitable.
Sea level has been rising at a constant rate in New York since 1860, due to glacial rebound after the last ice age. It shows no sign of accelerating. The dashed line below shows the mindless Huffington Post forecast.
But what if climate change continues unabated for even longer? What will New York City look like if, say, both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets melt completely, raising sea levels an estimated 260 feet?
Doesn’t get any more stupid or dishonest than this.