Mayor: Global Warming Could Swamp NYC

Bloomberg calls for city to improve infrastructure ahead of climate disaster
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 6:32 AM CST
A storm front moves over the southern tip of Manhattan in this file photo. Mayor Bloomberg warns that the city should start preparing now for climate change.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Climate change will make New York City a hotter, wetter, and stormier place in coming decades and sea levels that could rise at least 4 feet may swamp the city, a panel of scientists convened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned yesterday. Bloomberg said the city must start preparing evacuation plans and infrastructure improvements now or face catastrophe in the future, the New York Daily News reports.