Rising Sea Levels Pose a Threat to NYC

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through New York, more than 40 people were killed by the devastating floods. Entire neighborhoods, roads, and subways were flooded and submerged. The widespread flooding highlighted the urgent threat that extreme weather, and in turn climate change, poses to New York City. That threat is the subject of a fascinating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York called “Rising Tide: Visualizing the Human Costs of the Climate Crisis” that illustrates the dramatic consequences of rising sea levels in New York City and across the world through photographs, video, drone images and sound. From MetroFocus, Dutch Documentary photographer Kadir Vanlohuizen takes us inside the exhibit along With Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Museum of the City of New York, Sarah Henry. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

Aired: September 22, 2021