​Can NYC Survive the Sea

A Talk by Ted Steinberg, author of Gotham Unbound
Friday, March 16 at 7pm @ Hunter College

Sea level rise is expected to accelerate in the decades and centuries ahead due in part to climate change-induced melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. The State of New York has ‘‘officially’’ declared that mean sea level may baes much as six feet above present levels by 2100 (Fig. 4).
In the decades ahead, Superstorm Sandy’s devastating storm surge is expected to become ‘‘the new normal’’ on the Eastern Seaboard as even less severe storms inflict increased damage as the base sea level upon which all storm surges ‘‘float’’ continues to rise