NEW YORK IS IN DANGER, UNDERWATER: A panel of climate change researchers and scientists say that New York City’s sea level will rise as much as two to five inches in the 2020s, and reach the double digits as early as the 2050s. “I think it’s not understood how serious the situation will be in coastal areas and what the costs will be to society at large,” Professor Klaus Jacob of Columbia’s Earth Institute, a member of the panel, said in an interview. “This will go into any urban area that’s on the coast into tens of billions of dollars.” [Read more]

NEW YORK IS IN DANGER, UNDERWATER: A panel of climate change researchers and scientists say that New York City’s sea level will rise as much as two to five inches in the 2020s, and reach the double digits as early as the 2050s. “I think it’s not understood how serious the situation will be in coastal areas and what the costs will be to society at large,” Professor Klaus Jacob of Columbia’s Earth Institute, a member of the panel, said in an interview. “This will go into any urban area that’s on the coast into tens of billions of dollars.” [Read more]