Ice Melt May Threaten Cities Even Earlier
New Yorkers may need those life jackets sooner than expected. Experts at a climate research institute near Berlin reveal that sea levels could rise up to 14.6 inches this century — “significantly higher” than previous estimates — thanks to melting Antarctic glaciers. Such a spike would seriously threaten cities in low-lying coastal areas like New York and Shanghai. Scientists say city authorities should prepare for the worst, or be ready to swim.