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Scientists: Much Of New York Could Be Underwater In 80 Years

May 21, 2019 - 11:31 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Lots of New York, including subway entrances, would be underwater if one of the newest predictions on global warming is right.

The dire warning, published by 22 scientists, says the sea may rise six feet in the next 80 years because of melting ice caps.

Princeton University Geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer said, “If the sea level rise does get to the meter size, there are going to be a lot of places, including in rich cities like New York where some people are going to have to retreat, they’re simply not going to be able to live where they live now, and it’s too expensive to build a wall everywhere. You just can’t do it.”

They say there’s a five percent chance we could be swamped by water.