New York Is Facing Its Biggest Threat Ever, And People Are Still In Denial

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New York City, with a population fast approaching 9 million and vast cultural, historical, and financial resources, is fast approaching the danger zone for climate change.

Some would say it has already arrived.

The OECD ranked New York City among the 10 cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels with 2.9 million people and $2.1 trillion in assets exposed to storm surges by 2070 if sea levels keep rising.

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Hurricane Sandy, just one of the symptoms of a warming planet, was our first dire warning.