New Study Maps Future US Sea Levels
Will Brooklyn become the next Atlantis? Nonprofit Climate Central has released maps — down to the zip code in detail — explaining the best and worst case scenarios for rising sea levels in American cities, depending on what steps are taken to reduce climate change. The worst case is soggy, with 1.6 million New York City residents seeing homes submerged, including prime real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn. But researchers also say aggressive action could halve the number of people in danger of going underwater in generations to come.