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Building the indestructible metropolis
CNN Money ^ | June 25, 2013 | By Clay Dillow

Posted on 06/25/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New York City's plan to bolster its infrastructure to deal with climate change is only the beginning of a long struggle to fortify cities around the world.

Cities and nations around the world are rapidly coming to grips with the fact that regardless of how one feels about the source of climate change, data show that sea levels are on the rise at an accelerating rate. Meanwhile, global insurance industry group the Geneva Association warned this week that warming oceans are making some coastal regions -- including parts of the U.K. and the U.S. -- "uninsurable" by industry standards, and that the number of cities meeting that criteria will likely grow as sea levels rise and oceans continue to warm.

The same is true elsewhere in the world, and the growing consensus -- largely spawned by a spate of intense natural disasters over the past decade -- that governments need to get more involved in mitigating threats related to climate change is giving rise to a new kind of extreme civil engineering and architecture that is well-positioned for a global boom as cities and states attempt to bolster their own resiliency in the face of rising sea levels and increased severe weather activity.

(Excerpt) Read more at tech.fortune.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; socialism
Green is the new Red. Hat Tip: Mark Levin
1 posted on 06/25/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...data show that sea levels are on the rise at an accelerating rate.


I’d need to see that data in a peer reviewed scientific paper.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 1:50:43 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

And the peer review should not be incestuous or round robin, as is common with MMGW papers.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 1:56:53 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberals only want to fight wars with imaginary enemies - like Global Warming.

At great cost they are prepared to combat rising sea levels that never actually rise.

And they have already put into place plans to tax us into oblivion, fighting soaring temperatures that manage to stubbornly never actually increase.

But it’s not fair to judge liberals using outmoded metrics like actual results.

They should be judged on the goodness of their intent and the amount of treasure and energy they expend accomplishing nothing.

/sarcasm off


4 posted on 06/25/2013 1:58:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

And the peer review should not be incestuous or round robin, as is common with MMGW papers.


Zactly.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 2:00:47 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is how to protect cities from sea based threats. I think Al Gore watched this, and thought it was a documentary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFAkrNL2Hjo&t=0m30s


6 posted on 06/25/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Iron Munro

Brilliant!

Can I steal that for use on other postings?


7 posted on 06/25/2013 2:02:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

not sure what role the internal combustion engine played in it, but florida was mostly under water once.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 2:04:25 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: schm0e

Sure glad those glaciers melted.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 2:08:23 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: schm0e
So was a goodly chunk of "Float-over Country"...


10 posted on 06/25/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

so why don’t glasses with ice and water not overflow?

where is all this water going to “appear” from?


11 posted on 06/25/2013 2:40:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
where is all this water going to “appear” from?

LAND ice ... if Greenland and Antarctica were to melt, sea levels would rise catastrophically.

If ...

12 posted on 06/25/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Continental glaciers on Antarctica and Greenland.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Assuming that the models are correct (and they aren’t), and the coastal regions are looking at a one-meter rise in sea levels over a period of ONE HUNDRED YEARS, what is the problem exactly?

That’s one inch every 2.5 years. Any civilization that can’t deal with that deserves to perish.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 2:43:02 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah, my thoughts as well. Show us the data, not the models. As far as I can tell, the sea level is rising at a rate that might threaten a coastal city like NYC in a millenia or two.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 2:54:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about an indestructible Tower to Heaven?


16 posted on 06/25/2013 2:55:03 PM PDT by Teacher317 (The public is being manipulated to fleece the taxpayer. That is the real industry in Washington.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, at some times in the past, large parts of the country were under water and at other times they were under ice. So they think the having NYC on dry land is the “right” way? Says who?

Let’s say they build a great huge seawall along the major coastal cities. When it’s finished, NYC and DC will probably be effectively decommissioned by an EMP.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 2:57:19 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought I read somewhere else that the Atlantic may disappear due to cracks in the oceanic floor. So just maybe all this ice melting will offset the lost water that gets drained out through those cracks.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 3:44:29 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This means the left should be cheering global warming! Just think of the jobs! Moving or reinforcing New York to survive the rapidly rising oceans? Think of it as a massive stimulus program!


19 posted on 06/25/2013 3:45:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve seen diagrams showing the successively wider Manhattan coastline over the past couple of centuries....I think the sea has more to fear from Manhattan than Manhattan has to fear from the sea.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Brilliant!
Can I steal that for use on other postings?

Spread the word !!!

Nothing bites so deeply as the truth.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 7:17:55 PM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: Iron Munro

Thank you!


22 posted on 06/25/2013 8:43:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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