"Hey Lulu! Look at this headline from the Tuesday, October 7, 1997 New York Post!"
"I wonder what that's all about! Let's read the article!"
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"Hmnn! Let's see... The two-part illustration accompanying the article is titled: 'The shape of things to come?' The top part is a map showing the coast line of part of the New York metropolitan area as it looks today:"
"The bottom part illustrates 'The same location as it is predicted it will be in 2020 if global warming continues at the same rate. The [purple] shaded areas are submerged under water.' Wow, Lou, they're saying large parts of the city are soon going to be drowned!"
"What do they say is going to cause this flooding?!"
"It says: 'Blame global warming.... [This is] what the city would look like if the theory of global warming is true and continues unabated. Studies show that worldwide sea levels will rise by 1.3 feet over the next century. But some scientists say the figure will be almost three times that.'"
"Should we believe them, Lulu!? That's pretty extraordinary!! Their hypothesis (heh heh!) is that in less than 20 years from now, as the illustration shows and the caption declares, large parts of the city will be under water?! That 'Coney Island would be a modern Atlantis - and Sheepshead Bay would be under Sheepshead Bay'? And all of this due to a rise in sea level of at most, less than four feet (3 x 1.3' = 3.9')!!?"
"Let's use a scientific approach, Lou and see if we can test this hypothesis!!"