Scenarios of Future Conditions
The rate of sea level rise is accelerating around the world. While the exact pace of future sea level rise is not yet certain, there is every reason to believe that sea level will continue to accelerate throughout this century. Much depends on how much more greenhouse gas pollution humanity adds to the atmosphere. It also depends on how quickly the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets melt and add their water to the oceans in response to global warming.
Projections for future sea level rise along the Hudson River and elsewhere in New York State have been provided in recent reports from the New York State Task Force on Sea Level Rise and the NYS2100 Commission. For the Hudson, they are as follows:
For additional guidance and science related to these projections see Science Resources. The numbers above are interpreted from the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, accessible HERE. Access the NYS Sea Level Rise Task Force Report HERE and the NYS 2100 Commission Report HERE.