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Amazon’s HQ2 site in Long Island City, Queens could be flooded in the next 30 years. Here’s what scientists predict for the headquarters.

Amazon will move half of its second headquarters to Long Island City, Queens, an area that could be flooded by 2050.
A girl recycles plastic and glass.

Here’s what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we’re lucky

In the best-case scenarios, the future of human life on Earth looks pretty worrisome. In the worst-case scenarios, the world might be unrecognizable.
Long Island City and the Manhattan skyline in 2009.

I’ve lived near Long Island City for more than a decade. Here’s why an Amazon HQ2 in Queens may be a disaster.

Amazon is building half of its new HQ2 headquarters in Long Island City. But 25,000 high-paid workers will cause problems for working families Queens.
The Long Island City skyline during Hurricane Sandy.

Amazon is headed to Long Island City, Queens — an area that could be underwater by 2100

Amazon's second headquarters is headed to Long Island City, Queens, an area that's particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

After a devastating hurricane and amid predictions of a global rise in temperature, the world was reminded yet again of the catastrophe made possible by climate change. Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid these conditions.

One of California’s most famous surf towns is threatened by rising sea levels that could overtake beaches and million-dollar homes

California's beaches are threatened by erosion due to rising sea levels. Communities like Santa Cruz are feeling these effects particularly hard because beaches are vital to their economy and culture. Santa Cruz officials will use a $360,000 grant to help stop the effects of erosion.

The scariest parts of the new climate change report: The goals the world set are inadequate, and the track we’re on is disastrous

The world will start to see catastrophic effects of climate change — including more intense storms, searing heat waves, mass extinctions, droughts, and more — at 1.5 C of warming. If or when we hit 2 degrees of warming, the effects will be even worse.

Trump told the mayor of a disappearing island not to worry about sea-level rise. Here’s what it’s like to live there.

Without dramatic and expensive intervention, Tangier Island will likely need to be abandoned within 25 years, researchers say. Once that happens, it won't be long until there's no longer land to walk over.
Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries.

Scientists think a giant artificial wall propped up under Antarctica’s ice sheets could stop catastrophic sea-level rise

If the sheets of ice sitting atop Antarctica and Greenland were to collapse, the rates of sea-level rise could skyrocket, destroying trillions of dollars' worth of property and infrastructure. To prevent or slow these floods from washing over cities, we may want to build huge walls under the sheets.
Hydraulic jack-up systems anchor the home during a storm.

Floating homes that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes will soon become a reality

While the idea of a hurricane-proof home may sound far-fetched, a housing startup called Arkup has created a residence that can withstand rising sea levels and Category 4 hurricanes.