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A Startling Map of How Sea-Level Rise Will Affect NYC

A 5-foot rise could affect nearly 300,000 people and 30 schools. Will the city adapt its infrastructure in time?
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Low-lying, coastal cities are in hot water. As temperatures keep rising, so do sea levels, and that means that big chunks of major U.S. cities will be submerged in the centuries to come.  

Miami, for one, has been spending millions of dollars dealing with recurring flooding. And researchers estimate that it will be submerged in the next few decades. New Orleans is in a similar position.