New York: the new Atlantis

In an article published on Thursday, AFP outlines some of IPCC’s findings on how climate change will affect different parts of the world. The U.S., according to AFP’s review of IPCC data, “is particularly vulnerable to encroaching seas” unless global emissions are reduced — and that includes New York City, which AFP reports “could expect a 2.25-metre flood event once every five years between 2030-2045. In 1800, such a flood was expected every 500 years on average.”

Source: ‘We are sitting on a timebomb’: IPCC has drafted a new report on climate change — and it’s daunting – Alternet.org

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