Son of Sandy: Bracing for the Next Devastating Hurricane

The City University of New York– Apr 19, 2013

Queens College hurricane expert Nicholas K. Coch calls for rezoning to bar structures less than 500 feet from the shoreline, building flood walls and protecting subway and tunnels to reduce damage from future hurricanes. With sea levels rising as global warming melts polar icecaps and heats the ocean, “every storm in the future is going to do progressively more damage.” The $51 billion federal rescue plan wastes money on rebuilding houses that are doomed to further destruction and developing sea gates across New York Harbor. “There are far more effective and cheaper things that should be done immediately.”

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