It’ll be tough for planes to navigate Philadelphia International Airport in 2100, seeing as how the Delaware River will have submerged the runways, but maybe technology will have caught up with rising water levels and our planes will double as boats.
Because a study released by the Partnership for the Delaware River Estuary, a local nonprofit, says the changing coastline is going to drastically affect the way Philly uses the Delaware.
NewsWorks partner Philadelphia Weekly cites portions of the study, which looks at how global warming will affect the Delaware (Old City’s Second Street will be half-submerged by 2100), which an ecologist for the nonprofit says will be polluted and salty.
How’s that for optimism? Enjoy the riverfront now, because it could be coming to a living room near you in the next century.