Girl Planting seeds

Mayor de Blasio’s $10 BILLION plan to save Manhattan from rising sea levels

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has revealed a plan to protect Lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet.  The plan piggybacks on a climate resilience study released by the city today, which found that roughly 37 percent of Lower Manhattan properties will be at risk from storm surges in the next 30 years.  And by 2100, it says this will rise to almost 50 percent.  Read more...



close (X)