New York Is Sinking

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The Street

By Luc Olinga Already struggling with a problem of potholes linked to climate change, New York City is gradually sinking in water due to the weight of its skyscrapers. This is the conclusion of a recent report from the United States Geological Survey titled “The weight of New York City: Possible contributions to subsidence from anthropogenic sources.” The report, which you can read here, indicates that the southern tip of the borough of Manhattan is vulnerable to natural disasters in a study. About 8.4 million people live in New York City, which is sinking 1-2 mm/year as sea levels rise, which…

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