Junk science movement now says the Statue of Liberty is threatened by global warming.
Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA’s coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said.
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They include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor, which was the entry point for 14 million immigrants from 1886 to 1924.
Sea level has risen 12 inches (30 centimeters) around New York City over the past century, the report said.
Then came Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which flooded most of Liberty Island and all of Ellis Island, destroying most of their infrastructure and forcing their closure for months.
New York is now rebuilding electrical systems on the islands “as much as 20 feet above sea level and designing the heating and air conditioning systems to withstand flooding,” the report said.