Earth from space: New York City
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 view of New York City, including the island of Manhattan and the Hudson, East and Harlem rivers.
New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States with a population of over 8 million people.
Like so many other cities, New York faces a high risk of flooding due to rising sea levels. Since 1993, the average sea level has risen by just over 3 millimeters worldwide every year.
A survey conducted last year suggests that nearly 40 percent of lower Manhattan will be at risk for destructive storm surges by the middle of this century.
Video Credit: ESA