Hurricane Irene and the Sea Level Rise Threat

August 26th, 2011 by Stef McDonald Leave a reply »

Projected path of Hurricane Irene

The New York Times has a map showing the evacuation zones for Manhattan, with flood zones — as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene. It’s a harsh reminder of how vulnerable our coastal cities are when facing storms of this magnitude — and how climate change has impacted these cities.

Below, a video animation that shows New York City flooding predictions as a result of global warming.


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