New York City is in danger as it sinks into the sea bit by bit. New York is the fourth most populous state in the USA. People were panicking about the latest news of the City sinking. Research conducted by Geophysicists has revealed the shocking news. Rising sea levels and the distribution of numerous buildings are causing the city to sink 1-2 Millimeters annually.
The city currently has over 1,084,954 skyscrapers and buildings. Earth’s Future, a research study by the geophysicist Tom Parsons declared that New York has the risk of sinking with its increasing sea level. New York is estimated to sink for about 20-25 Millimeters in another 100 years.
The research includes calculations in terms of building mass and load distribution. Localized patterns and Urban concentration have also considered in the research. Underwater discharges, normal sediment accumulation, and an increase in erosion are some other underlying reasons for the sinking.
Researchers also state that the sea levels along the Atlantic coast of North America will rise three to four times faster than average. “Sea level rise is eventually going to pose inundation challenges in New York and globally,” said Tom Parsons. New York currently has a population of over 8 Million.
Data suggests that buildings and skyscrapers within five boroughs of New York City are 1.68 trillion pounds. “However, sea level rise at New York is about 1 to 2 millimeters per year, so every millimeter of subsidence is equivalent to moving a year ahead in time with regard to rising ocean levels,” said Parsons.