Study Warns New York is Sinking Due To City’s Landmass

We’ve heard the scientists in the past that have constantly talked about how rising sea levels are threatening New York City. But now experts have warned about another risk, New York City is sinking due to the huge landmass.

Skyscrapers, Homes & Humanity

The revelation was made in the study published in the scientific journal called Earth’s Future. The study revealed that New York City’s landmass is gradually sinking at an average rate of 1 to 2 millimeters annually. The study focused on the landmass the city is currently supporting. According to the study’s estimates, NYC is home to more than 1 million buildings which is equivalent to 1.7 trillion tons of pure concrete, steel, metal and glass.

The Process is Slow

The lead researcher of the study from the U.S. Geological Survey Tom Parsons said that both, rising sea levels and the landmass, are making it harder for the city to stand for the foreseeable future. Although the process is slow, it’ll sink the entire city in the future, he said.

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