Skip to comments.Climate change endangers historic US landmarks
Posted on 05/21/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Washington (AFP) - Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said.
"The range and scale of impacts are alarming," said the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that listed more than two dozen landmarks endangered by wildfires, coastal erosion and flooding -- events scientists say are being made worse by global warming.
They include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor, which was the entry point for 14 million immigrants from 1886 to 1924.
Sea level has risen 12 inches (30 centimeters) around New York City over the past century, the report said.
Then came Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which flooded most of Liberty Island and all of Ellis Island, destroying most of their infrastructure and forcing their closure for months.
New York is now rebuilding electrical systems on the islands "as much as 20 feet above sea level and designing the heating and air conditioning systems to withstand flooding," the report said.
Other sites at risk include the first permanent British colony in North America at Jamestown Island in Virginia, and historic Charleston, South Carolina.
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But nothing has happened so far.
“Tax the rich, give the money to the third world (crap holes), make everyone equal, destroy Israel, end consumerism (America only), hang all bankers!”. This will help./s
My ancestors were from Europe...damned Europeans..ruin everything.
No, NYC is sinking due to too much weight on it... better start removing buildings.
I’m pretty sure that climate change causes warts, too.
Sea level has risen 12 inches (30 centimeters) around New York City over the past century
They think you can’t Google for pictures from the last 100 years ,D’oh
Union of Concerned Scientists
Say no more...
But 17+ trillion in debt is just fine.
Even the folks in Venice Italy know better than to blame glowbull warming....and they actually ARE sinking....
Our ancestors wouldn’t be speaking to us because we have trashed their republic.
Give it back to the Dutch. Dykes...Windmills etc.
Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.
When they find a way to show the Viagra supply is threatened by Global Warming the majority will go along with whatever it takes to save us.
The country is falling apart and climate change (man-made or not) doesn’t have a freakin’ thing to do with it.
Lighten up Kerry and while you’re at it, GET A REAL JOB!!!
The Union of Concerned Communists has really become emboldened by the fact that one of their fellow travelers occupies the Oval Office...
Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.
From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.