Here's What Will Happen To New York City If The World's Ice Sheets Melt

February 23, 2015 9:40 PM

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Here's What Will Happen To New York City If The World's Ice Sheets Melt

A disconcerting report released last week revealed that New York City could see a 6-foot rise in sea levels by the end of this century. It would make nearly half a million New Yorkers vulnerable to flooding, and waterfront properties would be virtually uninhabitable.

But what if climate change continues unabated for even longer? What will New York City look like if, say, both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets melt completely, raising sea levels an estimated 260 feet?

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