Skip to comments.New York lays out $20 billion plan to combat effects of climate change (NOT Bloomberg's loot)
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:34:48 PM PDT by Libloather
(Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $20 billion plan to prepare for rising sea levels and hotter summers expected as a result of climate change in the coming decades.
The plan, which follows widespread destruction wreaked by Superstorm Sandy last year, included about 250 recommendations ranging from new floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures.
It coincided with a report updating projections of the impact of climate change, saying that over the next 40 years the number of sweltering summer days could double or even triple and that the sea level surrounding New York City could rise by 2 feet (0.6 meter).
The aim of Bloomberg's plan was to ensure that the subway, transit, sewer and water, energy and food distribution systems would continue to function for the city's 8 million people.
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>> $20 billion plan to prepare for rising sea levels
How’s the largely conservative borough of Staten Island doing?
I never heard of a superstorm. Is this a new invention of mother nature?
Both have very expensive tradeoffs. Let me guess. You have never been to NYC, or just passed through it.
The infrastructure for elevated trains consumes a lot of roadway surface and seriously restricts roadway traffic by height clearances. Bridges that span the Hudson have to allow for ocean going ships that want to go to the Port of Albany, NY. Bridges that span the East River demand an infrastructure almost as great. We're talking about premium real estate, and a population with a big segment in love with gaia. Any change to NYC estuary gets fierce opposition.
(BTW, my parental units lived just south of Central Park for a few years.)
Bloomberg AGW Nanny State PING!
Probably one of the most expensive PR campaigns to promulgate a lie in history.
Probably not a bad idea whether or not you believe in AGW. But in a tax-burdened place like NYC, you can escape the blame for raising taxes by blaming it on AGW.
What a bunch of Sheeple.
Thanks for the ping!
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