5 places threatened by Climate Change-NYC no.3!

October 8, 2018
Climate change

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The Telegraph published the following 5 places threatened by climate change. NYC is number 3!

Osaka: The port city on the Japanese Island Honshu could completely disappear by the end of the century putting 19 million people at risk according to the UN which announced in November that despite efforts to limit the increasing global temperature to 2C above pre-industrial levels the world will see a 3C inflation by 2100.

Haiti: Haiti has been declared the country most at danger from climate change. At the 23rd annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in 2017 data about the extent countries have been impacted by extreme weather events such as floods storms and heatwaves since 1997 showed that Haiti is the country most likely to experience more of these weather types.

NYC: New York is the city in the US most vulnerable to major coastal floods. Flooding linked to climate change would put 426000 people in jeopardy in New York by 2050 according to a 2017 study of rising sea levels in 2017 by Climate Central a nonprofit group.

Honduras: Honduras was the country most affected by extreme weather events from 1996 to 2015 according to the Global Climate Risk Index in 2017. The country endured 61 major weather events most recently Storm Nate in October 2017 which was responsible for the deaths of three people.

Manila: The capital of the Philippines is at high risk of flooding with the chance of having huge portions of its communities submerged the UN run Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said this month. Last September a landslide caused by torrential rains killed two people in the city.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/07/gas-boilers-must-scrapped-within-decades-combat-climate-change/

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