Sunday, November 25, 2012
Don't Cry For Me Large And SoBe (Will your home be underwater?)
TODAY'S New York Times has maps of American cities with an interactive slider that shows what would happen with 0, 5, 12 and 25 feet of sea level rise. The map above shows the effect of 12 feet of sea level rise in Miami - 2 feet less than the surge New York City had during Frankenstorm Sandy.
My 2¢: places like New York City that have money, density and infrastructure worth saving will be able to do a lot with things like levees (low tech, virtually failproof) and a sea gate across the Verrazano Narrows. Because a lot of New York is elevated and the city has a harbor that can be protected, there is much that can be done, although places like the backside of Staten Island and Far Rockaway may have no future—something we haven't yet wrapped our minds around.
And another quote: You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!
Posted by: john at Nov 25, 2012 4:20:28 PM