Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk
Wall Street Journal science columnist Rob Lee Holtz reports in an animated video that with climate change melting ice caps will create higher seas in the coming decades making New York City awash in water.
He points out that New York City pumps 14 million gallons of water a day out of the subway system. One possible safeguard is a massively expensive storm surge protector across the Hudson River.
As New York and all of America take time to remember the victims of the attack on September 11, 2001, it is worth keeping an eye on the potential deadly ramifications of climate change.