Nov 17

Sink, Swim or drive electric?

Looking forward to the New York E-Prix?

Well, funnily enough, so are we but scientists at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory predict that parts of the city could be underwater in the future.

But it’s not just New York that’s at risk. Having developed a tool to predict which cities could flood as different portions of the ice sheet melt, London, Vancouver, Boston and Los Angeles – to name but a few – may also be affected.

Of course, you don’t need us to tell you that sea levels are on the rise but the truth is, they are as the planet continues to heat up. Developed in California, Nasa’s latest tool provides the most accurate map of sea-level rises to date and works by calculating the effect gravity, the expansion of the ground beneath the newly-melted ice and the Earth’s rotation have on the way water is distributed around the world. Sounds technical but simply, it provides – for each city – a picture of which glaciers, ice sheets and ice caps pose the greatest threat.

The complete article here on fiaformulae.com

source: fiaformulae.com