Risk of Sandy-level flood in NYC has doubled since 1950

Climate Central: As the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, a new study points to the rapidly escalating risk of Sandy-magnitude flooding events in the New York City area. The study, published Thursday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, found that sea level rise has already nearly doubled the annual probability of a Sandy-level flood in the New York City region since 1950. Rising seas are a consequence of manmade global warming, as well as local shifts in land surface elevations. Sea......

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