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Report: Fourth of NYC could be flood zone by 2050s

Monday - 6/10/2013, 8:20pm  ET

JENNIFER PELTZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York City residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city's land and New Yorkers could sweat out as many 90-degree days as is now normal for Birmingham, Ala., as effects of global warming take hold, a scientists' group convened by the city says.

With local waters a foot to 2
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