(NEW YORK) — In the not too distant future, more than 800,000 New York City residents could be living in a flood zone.
A group of scientists concludes that by the year 2050, a flood zone will cover a quarter of the city’s land and normal temperatures will be more like Birmingham, Alabama’s today.
The report, commissioned by the city in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, figures local waters will be 12 to 30 inches higher than they are today and that temperatures will range from four to nearly seven degrees hotter on average.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will give a speech Tuesday outlining the threats of global warming to the city.
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