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  •  They'd better. See this recent Guardian story (1+ / 0-)
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    RFK Lives

    about weather and New York had some stunning info.

    Irene-like storms of the future would put a third of New York City streets under water and flood many of the tunnels leading into Manhattan in under an hour because of climate change, a new state government report has warned.

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    By the mid-2020s, sea level rise around Manhattan and Long Island could be up to 10in, assuming the rapid melting of polar ice sheets continues. By 2050, sea-rise could reach 2.5ft and more than 4.5ft by 2080 under the same conditions.

    The year 2020 is what - eight years away?

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