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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

Posted By Charley Cameron On October 31, 2012 @ 10:28 am In environmental destruction,New York City,News | No Comments

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With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover [2]—New Yorkers have certainly learned the devastating impact that hurricanes can have on the iconic city. Scientists have been warning of such dangers for over a decade, but as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo explained in a recent radio interview “The construction of this city did not anticipate these kinds of situations. We are only a few feet above sea level.” And with several studies citing sea level rise [3] as a source of even greater threats to NYC, the question now is: “Can the city adapt [2] and better prepare for such storms?”

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[2] weeks to recover: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nyc-public-transit-remains-shuttered-after-hurricane-sandy-wreaks-havoc-on-entire-system/

[3] sea level rise: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/mayor-bloomberg-and-governor-cuomo-admit-to-relationship-between-sandy-and-climate-change/

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