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This is New York City's $10 billion plan to 'climate-proof' itself


This is New York City's $10 billion plan to 'climate-proof' itself19-03-2019 14:10
Tai Hai Chen
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/mayor-announces-10-billion-plan-to-save-nyc-from-rising-seas/
19-03-2019 14:27
IBdaMann
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Shouldn't New York first protect itself from Godzilla ... you know ... the more pressing threat?
19-03-2019 18:07
gfm7175
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$6 billion for a border wall along Mexico??? HELL NO!!!!!

$10 billion for "climate-proofing" a city??? YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!


Good ol' fundamentalism...
19-03-2019 19:02
HarveyH55
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Wonder how they plan to climate-proof a city, let alone raise the money. We live in some seriously strange times. There are so many real, and pressing issues that need to be addressed, before 2100. Guess, the $10 billion is for researching the various options, probably have to pay the IPCC a good chunk of it, to run simulations on each, to see how well the hold up to the brutal onslaught of man-made CO2, and the devastating death and destruction the rest of us sinners, not inclined to build our own arks. Will they choose a physical barrier, like a dome. Well probably not, the state leans left, barriers, like border walls are immoral, even if they save lives. Maybe an electrostatic shield, though don't know how they would power it with solar panels...
19-03-2019 20:24
Into the Night
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IBdaMann wrote:
Shouldn't New York first protect itself from Godzilla ... you know ... the more pressing threat?


What? You're late for work, because some giant radioactive monster smashed up the subway train AGAIN?!?


The Parrot Killer
19-03-2019 20:26
Into the Night
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HarveyH55 wrote:
Wonder how they plan to climate-proof a city, let alone raise the money. We live in some seriously strange times. There are so many real, and pressing issues that need to be addressed, before 2100. Guess, the $10 billion is for researching the various options, probably have to pay the IPCC a good chunk of it, to run simulations on each, to see how well the hold up to the brutal onslaught of man-made CO2, and the devastating death and destruction the rest of us sinners, not inclined to build our own arks. Will they choose a physical barrier, like a dome. Well probably not, the state leans left, barriers, like border walls are immoral, even if they save lives. Maybe an electrostatic shield, though don't know how they would power it with solar panels...


And here you bring up a good point:

Just how DO you 'climate proof' a city? Prevent any climate from reaching it?


The Parrot Killer
19-03-2019 23:05
gfm7175
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Into the Night wrote:
HarveyH55 wrote:
Wonder how they plan to climate-proof a city, let alone raise the money. We live in some seriously strange times. There are so many real, and pressing issues that need to be addressed, before 2100. Guess, the $10 billion is for researching the various options, probably have to pay the IPCC a good chunk of it, to run simulations on each, to see how well the hold up to the brutal onslaught of man-made CO2, and the devastating death and destruction the rest of us sinners, not inclined to build our own arks. Will they choose a physical barrier, like a dome. Well probably not, the state leans left, barriers, like border walls are immoral, even if they save lives. Maybe an electrostatic shield, though don't know how they would power it with solar panels...


And here you bring up a good point:

Just how DO you 'climate proof' a city? Prevent any climate from reaching it?


Yeah I was wondering that myself... or how they determined that it would cost 10 billion dollars... apparently if they know an estimated cost, then they should know what measures they plan on taking... I'm curious as to what those measures are...
19-03-2019 23:25
Into the Night
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gfm7175 wrote:
Into the Night wrote:
HarveyH55 wrote:
Wonder how they plan to climate-proof a city, let alone raise the money. We live in some seriously strange times. There are so many real, and pressing issues that need to be addressed, before 2100. Guess, the $10 billion is for researching the various options, probably have to pay the IPCC a good chunk of it, to run simulations on each, to see how well the hold up to the brutal onslaught of man-made CO2, and the devastating death and destruction the rest of us sinners, not inclined to build our own arks. Will they choose a physical barrier, like a dome. Well probably not, the state leans left, barriers, like border walls are immoral, even if they save lives. Maybe an electrostatic shield, though don't know how they would power it with solar panels...


And here you bring up a good point:

Just how DO you 'climate proof' a city? Prevent any climate from reaching it?


Yeah I was wondering that myself... or how they determined that it would cost 10 billion dollars... apparently if they know an estimated cost, then they should know what measures they plan on taking... I'm curious as to what those measures are...


Perhaps the measure is a blank check?


The Parrot Killer
20-03-2019 02:01
HarveyH55
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Mostly, it's got to be free money, for some of the politicians and friends. New York receives quite a variety of climate changes every year. If the seek to protect themselves from the prophesies, they'd have to protect from multiple threats. Brutal/crippling winter storms (super storm Sandy), heat waves, flooding. Aren't the ocean levels suppose to rise considerably?

Trump's wall will likely cost more than $10 billion, and isn't going to be 100% effective, maybe around 30%, but upgrades and staff should greatly improve security, cheaper and easier in the long run. Regardless, there will still be illegal crossing, smuggling at the southern border, as people have a price, and many a greedy, and it's still going to people patrolling, and apprehending the criminals, corrupt society.

NYC can't be serious, it's a very ambitious plan, large scope. It will take years to figure out what threats need to be addressed, options to prevent these threats to the city, and which options are practical and cost effective. Once the get past the more expensive part, they need to do the planning, and cost projections, construction contracts, material purchases, land acquisition (eminent domain), many legal challenges, more expenses, before work can even start. Basically, there will be a new mayor, before they get done sitting around talk about how they are going to steal that $10 billion, and of course, there will be some other catastrophe (socialism) to deal with, making it a non issue. Of course, we are all scheduled to burn in hell by 2100, if we don't join the church of Global Warming. Maybe that's the point, it would just be cheaper to follow the dictates of the IPCC, get some free money to help the conversion toward saving the world from impending doom.
20-03-2019 13:02
gfm7175
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Into the Night wrote:
gfm7175 wrote:
Into the Night wrote:
HarveyH55 wrote:
Wonder how they plan to climate-proof a city, let alone raise the money. We live in some seriously strange times. There are so many real, and pressing issues that need to be addressed, before 2100. Guess, the $10 billion is for researching the various options, probably have to pay the IPCC a good chunk of it, to run simulations on each, to see how well the hold up to the brutal onslaught of man-made CO2, and the devastating death and destruction the rest of us sinners, not inclined to build our own arks. Will they choose a physical barrier, like a dome. Well probably not, the state leans left, barriers, like border walls are immoral, even if they save lives. Maybe an electrostatic shield, though don't know how they would power it with solar panels...


And here you bring up a good point:

Just how DO you 'climate proof' a city? Prevent any climate from reaching it?


Yeah I was wondering that myself... or how they determined that it would cost 10 billion dollars... apparently if they know an estimated cost, then they should know what measures they plan on taking... I'm curious as to what those measures are...


Perhaps the measure is a blank check?


Perhaps...




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