How will New York be able to combat sea level rise?



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    Well New York isn’t at sea level.  they are built higher up. New York wont have to worry.  If the sea level ever raises to the point where it is flooding the city, there will be no hope for the planet anyway.

    (I know that sounds bad, but it is the truth) 

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    As it is, the highest increases of sea level are contributed by glaciers and ice caps. Sea ice displaces the same amount of water it occupies when melted, so the main contributors are the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. If both of these glaciers melted, it would cause approximately 70- 80 meters in sea level rise! This would carry enormous consequences for many sea side communities, including New York. The best way to combat sea level rise is to stop the trend of global warming, caused by emissions of greenhouse gases. This entails extreme changes in all aspects of society. There’s a myriad of books written on these subjects- read some.

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    Here is an elevation map of the state of New York.  You can see that the majority of the state is more than 150 feet above sea level, thus as keith states above, the whole of New York doesn’t have to worry much.  However, the first places to flood would be around the islands including the 5 buroughs of New York City.  There will be some need for planning, but hopefully we will be able to stop glacial melt and sea level rise before it becomes an issue for New York.[img_assist|nid=157721|title=NY elevation|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=640|height=439]

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