New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods?Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-labStaten Island recently received funding for a nearly 5-mile-long seawall to protect its coast. But the plan raises a lot of questions. We’re living in a dangerously dynamic world: Hurricanes are getting worse, wildfires are rampant in California, extreme heat is melting roads in India, and sea levels continue to rise. Will a wall really be enough to protect our coastal cities?Alissa Walker from Curbed talked to us about how it’s too late to stop the changing climate, but not too late to change how we think about infrastructure.Check out some further reading from our sister site, Curbed.com:https://www.curbed.com/2017/2/15/1461...https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/25/18515...For more research and climate-related content:https://www.c2es.org/content/hurrican...https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ja...And for more on seawalls:https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...https://news.mongabay.com/2018/06/on-...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox
    Vox  2 months ago +274

    This piece was a collaboration with our sister-site, Curbed! Check out the original article here: https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/25/18515213/staten-island-usace-seawall-climate-change-photo-essay
    And for more information on how to build a resilient city check out Alissa Walker’s piece https://www.curbed.com/2017/2/15/14616928/trump-nasa-climate-change-california
    - Kim

  • Sgt Philip
    Sgt Philip  2 months ago +8027

    And make the ocean pay for it.

  • RJ
    RJ  1 months ago +442

    Humans: Builds cities on wetlands
    Nature: Hurricane
    Humans" "wHy Is ThErE fLoOdInG????"

  • Grandpa Bells
    Grandpa Bells  1 months ago +228

    Rest of the world: thinks critically to solve the problem
    AMERICA: BUILD WALLS

  • Biodegradable
    Biodegradable  2 months ago +404

    It's like putting a band-aid on a severed limb.

  • IdiotBoxProductionsTV
    IdiotBoxProductionsTV  2 months ago +759

    Make the fish pay for it

  • Honos
    Honos  2 months ago +2245

    Bruh, yall doin everything exept stopping climate change

  • rafael hernandez
    rafael hernandez  2 months ago +70

    Adapt to Climate Change? Why not fix Climate Change?

  • Winston Hicks
    Winston Hicks  2 months ago +434

    Walls dont work. The water will just use ladders to climb over.. oh wait

  • bepowerification
    bepowerification  2 months ago +208

    I heard if the ocean doesnt agree to pay for it there will be serious tariff consequences.

  • Akalives
    Akalives  2 months ago +129

    trump
    we are gonna bulid walls against mexico,huawei,and sea water

  • Ratman 522
    Ratman 522  2 months ago +2713

    New York is going to look like the city in attack on titan if this keeps going on.

  • Lowtin
    Lowtin  1 months ago +31

    The US should call the Dutch. They know a thing or two about flood and storm protection.

  • Laura
    Laura  2 months ago +251

    'in the small borough of staten island' BIGGER THAN MANHATTAN LMAO

  • Gacha Shoski
    Gacha Shoski  1 months ago +34

    Tsunami: *im gonna end this whole man’s career*

  • Derricko JerichoYT
    Derricko JerichoYT  2 months ago +55

    Jokes on you I live in the middle of the country

  • Good Bye
    Good Bye  2 months ago +151

    New York: OMG 30 foot waves!
    50th state: laughs in Hawaiian islander

  • Sahil Mambilly
    Sahil Mambilly  2 months ago +71

    So, first Wall Sina, then Rose and later Wall Maria.

  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Craig  2 months ago +195

    Everyone:
    America: LETS BUILD A WALL

  • Not Bob
    Not Bob  2 months ago +81

    Yeah that'll work. The ocean will just back off due to human ingenuity