In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - photo: DVIDSHUB
In June, the Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg issued a warning on climate change. According to the report, New York City will be particularly vulnerable to increasing temperatures, heavier rainfalls and stronger storms if nothing is done to limit climate change.
Between 1900 and 2013, sea levels in New York City rose about one foot, administration officials said, and the report estimates that more than 800,000 city residents will live in the 100-year flood plain by the 2050s.
The American metropolis could then be faced withmore events like Hurricane Sandy in the not-so-distant future.
Damage from Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach - photo: The National Guard