New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

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  • Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods? Join the Video Lab! Staten Island recently received funding for a nearly 5-mile-long seawall to protect its coast. But the plan raises a lot of questions. We’re living in a dangerously dynamic world: Hurricanes are getting worse, wildfires are rampant in California, extreme heat is melting roads in India, and sea levels continue to rise. Will a wall really be enough to protect our coastal cities? Alissa Walker from Curbed talked to us about how it’s too late to stop the changing climate, but not too late to change how we think about infrastructure. Check out some further reading from our sister site, For more research and climate-related content: And for more on seawalls: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:
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  • Vox
    Vox 2 hafta önce

    This piece was a collaboration with our sister-site, Curbed! Check out the original article here:

    And for more information on how to build a resilient city check out Alissa Walker’s piece

    - Kim

  • Semi-Charmed Life
    Semi-Charmed Life 1 saat önce

    Use the money to move people into mobile homes. Nothing stays stationary not even the land.

  • 60000Subscribers without a video challenge

    Just call The Netherlands

  • Umar Yusuf
    Umar Yusuf 12 saat önce

    Did someone see Mexicans in the water?

  • Jefferson Johanes
    Jefferson Johanes 20 saat önce

    This whole thing is such a great pun

  • Danarius M.
    Danarius M. 22 saat önce

    We need to start moving more inland so we might have to abandon New Orleans one day :/

  • ...................
    ................... 1 gün önce

    The day after tomorrow anyone?

  • Hayden Smith
    Hayden Smith 1 gün önce

    That is racist against the ocean

  • c p
    c p 1 gün önce

    ummm...seawalls arn't for holding back floods,there more for reducing wave damage....Definition of Seawall: A structure separating land and water areas. It is designed to prevent coastal erosion and other damage due to wave action and storm surge, such as flooding. Seawalls are normally very massive structures because they are designed to resist the full force of waves and storm surge.Feb 20, 2019 ,they have been in use around the modern world for century's...and in nature even longer then that,the great barrier reef could be considered a type of seawall.

  • Inverted Shadow
    Inverted Shadow 1 gün önce

    Back water! BACK!
    Aaa! Bad water! Back!

  • Emmanuel Cabrera
    Emmanuel Cabrera 1 gün önce

    All cause the reefs arr dieing. Reefs actually help contain this

  • Tise Ignite
    Tise Ignite 1 gün önce

    It's just a waste of money. If the storm wanted to it could just dig a tunnel and sneak in. I'm just saying. 😧

  • Maria Gray
    Maria Gray 1 gün önce

    The video: we are preparing for climate disasters of the future
    Me: well there wouldn’t be any disasters if we actually stopped destroying our planet

  • destiny velasco
    destiny velasco 2 gün önce

    you know what we should just build a wall around the whole United states. then we can be on attack on titan.

  • The Resistance
    The Resistance 2 gün önce

    What about offshore wind farms

  • YesIM mexican
    YesIM mexican 2 gün önce

    Nothing comes good out of it when you challenge mother nature.

  • mike8055
    mike8055 2 gün önce

    Building walls could make the waves/sea more powerful. Didn't the levees around the Mississippi river get breached because of that? When you try to stop nature, it just gets more aggressive.

  • Nico_Sama
    Nico_Sama 2 gün önce

    Climate hits back with equal force because that's how physics work.

  • Jerry Fitness
    Jerry Fitness 2 gün önce

    Trump: Did somebody say building a wall??!???

  • Ilove Chocolate
    Ilove Chocolate 2 gün önce

    Why didn't they plant a mangrove forest?

  • DJ Wise Pariah
    DJ Wise Pariah 2 gün önce

    Because, you know, it's not like the water can't just go AROUND the wall.

  • cesar martinez
    cesar martinez 2 gün önce

    Nature: Hurricane
    Humans: Wall
    Climate change: Not on my watch! makes intense hurricanes bigger then before
    Humans: meh

  • Syd Clark
    Syd Clark 2 gün önce

    We live in a massive world, with land that nobody has ever stood on, yet we build on wetlands.

  • Badr eddin
    Badr eddin 3 gün önce

    So how many walls do you want?

    USA: Yes

  • Herb Tenderson
    Herb Tenderson 3 gün önce

    Damn, thank God that the hurricane on September 11th 2001 decided to stop and then go the other way.

  • Morgan Yoite
    Morgan Yoite 3 gün önce

    Make aquaman pay for it

  • Scarlet Inky
    Scarlet Inky 3 gün önce

    I wonder if that was what Trump meant by a great wall

  • Ryan Rodriguez
    Ryan Rodriguez 3 gün önce

    Resiliency is just the newest buzzword of landscape architecture and urban design. Cities need to work. Period. Now, tomorrow, and 100 years from now. Green infrastructure has been around for a while and resiliency is just a different way of saying it

  • Ryan Rodriguez
    Ryan Rodriguez 3 gün önce

    As someone with a masters degree in this area and have done studies on Jamaica bay in New York, I can say that a wall won’t fix anything. The problem with the New York coast is that it 1. Has no protection from storm surge which can be mitigated by land features such as man made sand dunes which would direct water where you want and 2. When water finally enters the land, it takes to long for it to leave. A solution rather than a single wall is creating infrastructure within the actual land rather than the coast for flooding. Infrastructure that will help guide water to a specific destination using the natural topography of the land.

    A single wall will only be as good as we can build it and eventually nature will become stronger. Some ideas here were good, but definitely not the wall.

  • camjamsdad
    camjamsdad 3 gün önce

    Walls don't work.
    Walls are immoral.

  • colonelmcdoogle
    colonelmcdoogle 3 gün önce

    That’s very oceanphobic of them.

  • Pathfinder Hazel
    Pathfinder Hazel 4 gün önce

    I wonder what the designers of these seawalls think.

  • Patrick Radcliffe
    Patrick Radcliffe 4 gün önce

    Build on fill and it starts settling below the water nice try pinning that on global warming.

  • Thomas Marshall
    Thomas Marshall 4 gün önce

    All of my cousins and extended family (225 people) live within the 5 Burroughs. I’m from Brooklyn originally. My cousins condo was on Mob Wives when Sandy hit. A boat washed up on the front stairs of her condo and they showed it on that episode. The island got trashed.

    Anyway, I know Staten Island well. There is no way to keep the water back unless you put up a wall around the entire island. It’s below sea level in many parts. Putting up a 5 mile stretch of wall is the dumbest thing they could do. It’s just going to go around the damn thing.

  • Ruben Bronco
    Ruben Bronco 4 gün önce

    WTF AMERICA, why don’t you use the Metric System wtfff

  • Sven Lima
    Sven Lima 4 gün önce

    Build a 1mile high waterproof wall around the USA - and fill it up with water.

  • Purple Purp
    Purple Purp 4 gün önce

    So walls work to keep stuff out?

  • JC Korn
    JC Korn 4 gün önce

    Something tells me we were nomadic for a reason.....

  • JC Korn
    JC Korn 4 gün önce
    I was told they don’t.

  • S.A anderson
    S.A anderson 5 gün önce

    Building walls dont solve the problem its just kicking the can down the road