Federal report: Climate change puts LI at risk

The report also warns of prolonged heat waves

The report also warns of prolonged heat waves and drought situations, which could increase the risk of wildfires. (Credit: News 12)

A new report on climate change could have important implications for Long Island.

According to the National Climate Assessment released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, rising sea level and coastal flooding are problems that will need to be addressed over the next century.

Experts estimate that the sea level is rising 1 to 2 feet each century, which is bound to cause problems...

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