time. New York City has always been confronted by the sea. Global warming has made oceans even more dangerous. Changing times may require changing plans. This video will highlight the city’s plans to build building a seawall.
New York was devastated by Sandy. New York was devastated by Sandy in the past. Its 30-foot waves over the shoreline and then crashed into buildings, totally destroying everything on the way. Unfortunately, such storms and waves are becoming more prevalent due to global warming. A warmer ocean can trigger greater storms. But, New York is ready to change.
Staten island approved the budget amount of $615 million to build a five mile seawall along its shores. It is expected to be 20 feet higher than sea level, and be used as a picturesque boardwalk. To ensure that the seawall doesn’t fail further, it is possible to add other aspects. A system of ponds will help drain the water which would otherwise get stuck within the island. Certain wetlands can also be returned to their natural conditions. It’s not an easy feat to avoid the unpredictable.