Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Maybe renting that place on 3rd Avenue isn't such a bad idea after all



We picked this up from Curbed:

New data published in Science shows that if the planet warms by 2 degrees Celsius, sea levels will rise about 20 feet. It's pretty much a given that this will happen, it's just a matter of when — it could be by the end of the century.

And!

In New York, it means that entire neighborhoods would be wiped out and 1.8 million people would be displaced.

And if/when this happens, the water will wash over a good part of this neighborhood... west to First Avenue in spots... south to Avenue A around East Fourth Street...


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City officials today hinted that the rising sea levels will push back the completion date of the East Houston Reconstruction Project by 27 years.

Anyway, you can find the full report here at Science. And read more here at Gizmodo.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rents will still go up as everyone will have a pool.

Amanda Burden-Christ said...

Oh dear! I'm going to need more cement.

Pinch said...

HA! One funny by Grieve ("...will push back the completion date...") and a funny by Anon 9:42PM. Well done to you both!

Anonymous said...

And Con Ed will move to Westchester.

Anonymous said...

Jajajajajajajaja

Anonymous said...

"Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be. Learn to swim. Fuck L Ron Hubbard and Fuck all his clones. Fuck all those gun-toting Hip gangster wannabes. Learn to swim. Fuck retro anything. Fuck your tattoos. Fuck all you junkies and Fuck your short memory. Learn to swim. Fuck smiley glad-hands With hidden agendas. Fuck these dysfunctional, Insecure actresses. Learn to swim. Cuz I'm praying for rain and I'm praying for tidal waves I wanna see the ground give way. I wanna watch it all go down. Mom please flush it all away. I wanna watch it go right in and down. I wanna watch it go right in. Watch you flush it all away." -Maynard James Keenan

Anonymous said...

Grieve, I really love when you use arrows!

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for the Grievestrator ID be totally lost!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, real estate speculators... eventually the Delaware River will be a "beachfront property" border.

Spike said...

Wait, is the blotted out white part good or bad??

Anonymous said...

By the end of the century? Hope I have my stuff packed by then.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to 11:56. My sentiments exactly. Except I think we all know that it's going to be ... the fire next time.

God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
No more water, the fire next time.

DrBOP said...

Water-controlled rents?

Croman et al are already working on the Luxury Sub-Marine Penthouses with Gilded Air Pockets, Psychic Dolphin Concierge, and Complimentary Diamond-Studded Air Tanks; while Security Sharks will guarantee a 24/7 body-free view.

Goggla said...

Awesome, if I wait long enough, the waterfront will come to me.

EV Grieve said...

hahahahah

3:27 p.m. said...

By then, the 2nd Ave Subway line will still have not been completed. NY Waterway will take over the construction.

Charlie said...

Seawalls. And NYC will be pumping out water like Amsterdam. I wonder how the Dutch are dealing with this, since they stared with most of their land lower than sea level.