In other news, the New York City mayor’s office released a new report yesterday that dramatically raises the stakes for rising sea level and climate change.
In 2009, it projected that sea levels would rise by two to five inches by the 2020s. Now, the panel estimates that the sea levels will rise four to eight inches by that time, with a high-end figure of 11 inches. Between 1900 and 2013, sea levels in New York City rose about a foot, administration officials said.
“It will not take another 100 years to get another foot,” said Caswell F. Holloway IV, a deputy mayor.
Remember climate change? Guns? Economic inequality?