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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NYC among top three cities at risk from rising sea levels --new book

Brian Lehrer (on his show at WNYC radio) today interviewed co-authors of a new book that ranks cities by their vulnerability to rising sea levels. New York is among the top three cities at risk from rising sea levels.

Surf's Up (and Up)

Rob Young director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and professor of geosciences at Western Carolina University and Orrin Pilkey, professor emeritus in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, author of The Corps and the Shore, and editor of the twenty-volume series Living with the Shore and co-authors of The Rising Sea explore the risks of climate change-driven sea level rise to coastal cities.

The other two cities are Miami and Venice.

Also of interest is this EPA report to Congress on rising sea levels.

And this EPA report on the cost of building protective sea-walls.
The audio link for the Brian Lehrer show segment should be on the site by Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

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