Okay, so maybe the Statue of Liberty won’t be taking a bath anytime soon, but New York City’s Mayor Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially started a committee that will put NYC on the defensive for dangerous global warming effects.Statue Liberty Under water

Okay, so maybe the Statue of Liberty won’t be taking a bath anytime soon, but New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially started a committee that will put NYC on the defensive for dangerous global warming effects. Temperatures in the city are expected to rise 3 degrees and the average sea level by up to 5 inches by the 2020s – and these truths, however inconvenient, need to be acknowledged now so they can be prepared for. The immediate effects won’t be as drastic as in most disaster movies, but higher temperatures mean more air conditioners running at peak times in the summer, meaning much higher probabilities of blackouts. The stuff that’s going to be happening behind the scenes is moving all of the city’s electrical equipment to higher ground, and making sure circuit breakers are 14 feet above sea level (currently they’re 25 feet below). So no reason to panic just yet – but now New Yorkers have a panel to turn to when it is time to.

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