New York City climate-change plan proposes adding land to Manhattan

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a huge climate-focused infrastructure effort on Thursday, calling for a project that could, among other things, extend lower Manhattan two blocks into the East River and cost as much as $10 billion. Sea level rise due to climate change has long been a cause of concern for New York City. According to the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience survey, released today, 37 percent of lower Manhattan will be at risk for storm surges by 2050. By 2100, sea levels could rise by as much as six feet, scientists say. “We don’t debate global warming in New York City. Not anymore,” wrote de Blasio in a post in New York Magazine. “The only question is where to build the barriers to protect us from rising seas... Continue reading…

New York City climate-change plan proposes adding land to Manhattan

New York City climate-change plan proposes adding land to ManhattanNew York City climate-change plan proposes adding land to Manhattan, Published online: 14 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00862-yTo ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Nature News

NYC mayor: Extend shoreline to protect city from storms

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

NYC mayor has a $10 billion plan to protect Manhattan from rising seas

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a huge climate-focused infrastructure effort on Thursday, calling for a project that could, among other things, extend lower Manhattan ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from The Verge

NYC considers Manhattan land expansion to fight climate change

On Thursday March 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City unveiled a $10 billion plan to prepare lower Manhattan for the inevitable invasion of sea level rise predicted with climate change. ...

Tue 19 Mar 19 from Inhabitat

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