Climate Change Could Put New York City Underwater More Often
Rising sea levels and more severe storm surges could make floods like the one that inundated New York City during Hurricane Sandy more frequent.By Evan Thomas | October 10, 2016
Hurricane Sandy caused record water levels when it came ashore in the northeastern U.S. But researchers working with new climate projections say we might see flooding this bad more often.
Scientists combined historical data and models for future sea levels and storms. Together, the numbers suggest the New York coast could experience Sandy-level flooding as much as 17 times more frequently in the next century.