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Bloomberg: NYC Is Prepping for Warming World

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June 11, 2013
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The projections paint an unsettling picture of New York's future: A city where by the 2050s, 800,000 people could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the land, and as many 90-degree days as is now normal for Birmingham, Alabama.


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