November 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy whacked New York so hard, in many quarters it’s still reeling. That superstorm surge of water, roaring over Staten Island and the Rockaways, into New York Harbor, over Lower Manhattan, over Wall Street, into subways and power stations. Into the heart of the biggest city in America. It’s already cost billions.
It will cost billions more. Now, some are saying it’s time to build a wall. Not little old-fashioned sea walls, but super storm barriers. Mighty barricades and huge harbor gates to hold out the sea.
This hour, On Point: barricading New York against a rising sea.
Jim Dwyer, reporter for the New York Times.
Radley Horton, research scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Malcolm Bowman, head of the Storm Surge Research Group at SUNY Stony Brook.
Piet Dircke, director, Global Water Management at Arcadis, a consulting firm focused on infrastructure, water and the environment. …(more)
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