A Tale of Two Cities: America's Bipolar Climate Future
A computer simulation of flooded zones in New York in 2050, based on calculations by the New York Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. According to calculations, the sea level in the city could rise by more than three-quarters of a meter (2.5 feet) by 2050, and by one-and-a-half meters 30 years later. (Caption & Image: Der Spiegel)
New York City and New Bern, North Carolina both face the same projected rise in sea levels, but while one is preparing for the worst, the other is doing nothing on principle. A glimpse into America's contradictory climate change planning.