AL Gore claims to have predicted the Sandy-caused flooding of NYC.
From an Inc. interview with Al Gore:
Last year the U.S. spent $110 billion in climate-related disaster damage. Gore said the single most common criticism he’d gotten from deniers of his global-warming claims was regarding the animation showing ocean water flowing into the World Trade Center memorial site. “It happened as of last October, way ahead of schedule,” he said, referring to Superstorm Sandy.
But NYC’s first storm-related flood occurred about 185 years before Al Gore started doing his scary slide shows. According to NYC.gov:
Reaching the City on September 3, 1821, the storm was one of the only hurricanes believed to have passed directly over parts of modern New York City. The tide rose 13 feet in one hour and inundated wharves, causing the East River to converge into the Hudson River across lower Manhattan as far north as Canal Street. However, few deaths were attributed to the storm because flooding was concentrated in neighborhoods with far fewer homes than exist today.