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From Responding to Climate Change in New York State, a November 2011 report prepared for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns due to global warming are believed to have increased the risk of flooding in parts of the state, which was hit by Hurricane Sandy in October. Sea-level-rise projections of five, twelve, and twenty-three inches at Manhattan’s Battery for the 2020s, 2050s, and 2080s would result in four, sixteen, and 136 moderate flooding events each year, respectively. Under a rapid ice-melt scenario, New York State could experience between 200 and …

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  • dimposs

    I suppose it goes without saying, really, but wouldn’t it be better to stop the point sources of the problem than try to gerrymander technical solutions that may end up being pointless once the full extent of allowing the unaddressed point source problems to persist come to fullness?

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