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New York could be underwater by 2050

June 11, 2013

New York City officials say new projections show a flood zone will cover a quarter of the city’s land by the 2050s as rising seas and other effects of global warming take hold.
   
Two top aides to Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed the findings Monday.
Bloomberg is scheduled to present recommendations Tuesday for dealing with climate risks.
   
The projections by a panel of scientists say 800,000 New York City residents could be living in that flood zone. And 8 per cent of the city’s coastline could flood just from high tides.
   
Some of the new projections move up estimates made in 2009 from the end of this century to the middle.

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