New York Sea Level Rise Endangers Wildlife

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New York City, the bustling metropolis on the eastern coast of the United States, is facing a growing threat

While this issue may seem distant to some, it’s much more than an environmental concern.

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Sea level rise has far-reaching consequences, endangering human communities and local wildlife.

While much attention has been focused on safeguarding human communities,  NYC’s rising sea levels also significantly threaten its wildlife.

Coastal birds like the federally endangered Piping Plover and Saltmarsh Sparrow are particularly vulnerable.

As urbanization and sea level rise encroach upon their habitats, these species face the risk of displacement and extinction.

Since satellite measurements began in 1993, the rate of sea level rise has doubled

This alarming trend is further exacerbated by the increasing frequency  and intensity of devastating storms and hurricanes, transforming the  flooding crisis into an unprecedented challenge for coastal communities  worldwide.

New York City, America’s most densely populated coastal community, is not immune to the perils of sea level rise.

Currently, 1.3 million people in the city live in a floodplain, and by 2100, this number could rise to 2.2 million.

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