President Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate, along with other well-known institutions like the U.S. Naval Academy, JFK Airport, and the Jefferson Memorial, could be submerged underwater by 2100, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Climate Central, a non-profit environmental organization. The data collected by NOAA suggests the worst-case scenario of sea levels rising.
“It’s a scenario that we hope never occurs,” said William Sweet, a NOAA oceanographer who coordinated production of the agency’s January report, “It’s probably very unlikely, but definitely possible.”
To help put things into perspective, Climate Central created images bringing this reality to home.
In one scenario, New York could exhibit an average high tide two feet higher than Hurricane Sandy's flood level. That would cover an area home to nearly 800,000 residents. Florida, however, would be the most affected state by total population.
Other states that would be hypothetically affected include California, Virginia, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Louisiana.
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