Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Washing Away of Coney

"A new computer model using data collected from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Hurricane Center reveals a substantial rise in sea levels during the next century caused by global warming, combined with a hurricane, combined with a hurricane, and New Yorkers could kiss Coney Island goodbye."

This according to a Chinese news agency called Xinhua ( The article was found on a blog called Weather News via Gowanus Lounge who posted it Wednesday. Xinchua adds, "Sea level around the city could climb 15 to 19 inches by 2050 and by more than three feet by 2080, according to the model."

In her blog Weather News, Elaine Meinel Supkis writes: "Weather News states, "I lived in Coney Island many years ago. I went to the beach every day, especially in winter. Went through hurricanes and blizzards. And I watched the beaches rapidly disappear. It was plainly obvious that something big was happening to the earth."

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