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INTERACTIVE: Can NYC Be Made Hurricane-Safe?

Environment  (tags: americans, climate-change, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, endangered, energy, environment, globalwarming, government, habitatdestruction, sandy, Sustainabililty, soluttions )

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Kit B. (276)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:48 am
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Kit B. (276)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:49 am

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JL A. (286)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:18 am
Sad that we have to call nature's solutions "unconventional."

pam w. (138)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:59 am
Thanks, Kit! I LOVE the "unconventional" approach! Artificial reefs, islets, etc, WILL create ecosystems for birds, marine crustaceans, fish, etc! This is very "do-able"....especially if NYC gets volunteers, youth groups and professional designers involved!

Gene Jacobson (265)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:07 pm
NYC is below sea level. Or a good portion of it is. I fear the long term solution is the only one that will actually work, though the other ideas sound good and helpful, living and working below sea level is simply not going to be feasible in the years to come because sea levels are going to rise substantially that is a given now. Just read a horrific article detailing the loss of arctic ice of 4.57 million square miles. That "new" water is going to continue to flush into our oceans and sea levels are going to continue to rise because there is no serious effort anywhere to prevent continued melt. None. Talking about it does nothing, and no nation will commit to doing anything, nor could one nation have any actual effect. Relocation of substantial populations is going to have to occur, around the world, because the water is coming, like it or not, deny it or not. Knowing humanity's proclivity for doing nothing only makes me think that we will be watching people drown and coastal areas and smaller islands disappear while still wringing our hands over what is causing it and what to do about it. One thing I am NOT doing is selling my little piece of high ground in the middle of the North American continent to the Koch brothers. They can ride it out on their yachts, provided their yachts can handle the weather. Sigh...

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:39 am
Venice in America ?
We already have water taxies to and from NY to NJ.
Guess there will be a need for more.
I want a yacht or at least one of those blow up boats.
I wonder if I can make it solar?

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Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:24 am

John Gregoire (282)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:30 am
It is past time that we realize that we can not build on barrier islands, in flood plains and spend exhorbitant sums to save ill sited cities. I would love to see the govt buy out all the destroyed properties and recreate the barrier islands.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:41 am
Here is something that everyone is overlooking and failing to factor into any equation for fool proofing the city. From Boston down to the Carolinas the whole area rests on a morass of interconnected minor fault lines. This is the same type of configuration that Loma Prieta in 1989 and Northridge in 1994 occurred on - areas that generate thousands of minor quakes over extended time periods culminating at some point in a very large one. That is possibility as opposed to probability - granted. We always tend to overlook the minor faults which is what happened in the two aforementioned incidents. They have finally realized that fracking and oil exploration are connected to seismic activity. They have drilled how many fracking sites in Pennsylvania alone over the last year and now want to start in New York State? Ha, ha, ha, ha.
Of course if the huge cliff hanging precariously in the Azores were to fall any time soon it would generate a tsunami 300' high. The eastern seaboard and its city would most likely be inundated with tremendous loss of life and structure. Seismic activity would be the least of our worries.

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:47 pm
Due to global warming storms are more frequent and severe and the oceans rise. Any protection that is available for NY needs to be applied to all coasts to provide temporary protection. Maybe the reprieve will give time to reverse or at least stop global warming.
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