New York sea levels could rise 21 inches by 2050s -

February 18, 2015 6:42 PM

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In a new report compiled with the help of scientists at NASA, New York City sea levels are predicted to rise anywhere from 11 to 21 inches by the 2050s. More alarmingly, a worst-case-scenario prediction puts the city's sea level rise at six feet by the end of the century.

Published by the New York City Panel on Climate Change, the new report relies on the climate change model built by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The model predicts not only rising seas, but also increasing levels of precipitation and warming temperatures.

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