New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

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Vox - 3 months ago
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- Kim
MICHGO1 - 14 days ago
LONNIE DOBBINS - 2 months ago
@BLAIR M Schirmer Thank you! I wanted to read the comments and find someone that's actually thinking what all of this means. They're talking of building a wall around Staten Island Only. *What About The City?* What are they going to do for it? *Walls Are Impossible All Over The City!* They can raise homes up higher but not skyscrapers! Right now we need TOTAL Suspension Of All Emissions Just To Keep It From Being Worse. It's to late to stop it now. They need to think about moving.
Carys Williams
Carys Williams - 9 hours ago
I go to ny harbor school
Sofía - Day ago
Everyone: how about we work together to try to solve climate change and avoid the end of the world
America: Nah that’ll never work... walls on the other hand
Sofía - Day ago
America will do anything to avoid addressing climate change
Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump - 4 days ago
I am going to build a great wall of New York's southern border, and I will make Bikini Bottom pay for it.
Friend of Tellus
Friend of Tellus - 5 days ago
Great idea !
John Spinelli
John Spinelli - 7 days ago
Why dont we just take New York and push it somewhere else?
Ankit Sonu
Ankit Sonu - 7 days ago
New York's solution is Similar to Trump's 😂😂
Khushal Paherwar
Khushal Paherwar - 7 days ago
This is just gonna be another Jakarta situation
livia - 7 days ago
fun fact: when the dutch controlled nyc and was new amsterdam, wall street was an actual wall
pauline palmer
pauline palmer - 8 days ago
I thought walls are bad.
Tazmanian Devil
Tazmanian Devil - 11 days ago
I worked in Staten Island on the aftermath of hurricane Sandy! I was with the army corps of engineers removing the debris! And my humble opinion is that it could be also considered to do like the way Japan used in there coastline when typhoons hit their land! I can't remember the proper mame of it but i called them cement starts! There are gigantic in size and weight tons! They could be put across the shore line to at least minimise the waves before they impact the shore! Is just a thought!
The King
The King - 11 days ago
Building a wall to protect us citizens? Thats racist.
Edwin Cintron
Edwin Cintron - 9 days ago
😂🤣😂😁That's too hilarious.. I'm dying laughing lol... greatest comment here
Jame Brooke
Jame Brooke - 12 days ago
Yogshaye Ramhota
Yogshaye Ramhota - 13 days ago
Nothing can defy the force of nature so why build a wall
Climate Satyagraha : The Power of Truth
This is really sad. For every city that can afford to build a wall, there are alteast 10 which can't.
But the one which can afford to is the one which is mostly responsible for the sea level rise.
Stop this before its too late.
Blatio1 - 19 days ago
Well NY'rs, per your logic, that makes you racist against the ocean.
Dota Game
Dota Game - 20 days ago
Just drink the water lol..
Leia Jiang
Leia Jiang - 21 day ago
And then one day it's gonna not work
Leia Jiang
Leia Jiang - 21 day ago
Solar energy
Dante Hyndman
Dante Hyndman - 21 day ago
“The democrats want open waterways and to let all illegal water inland”
Carlos García
Carlos García - 21 day ago
good luck
THEBIGMEOW - 22 days ago
Usa should stop oppressing others countries so God will not punish them with mere water 💦
larrabeejl - 22 days ago
Climate change 😂😂😂 complaining about houses flooding in a flood prone area where they dont belong then blaming climate change for humans stupidity.
Ricky911 - 22 days ago
A seawall?? Is this what's gonna happen to all coastal cities??Seriously, how about we actually start to care about climate change instead?
Zacharius - 23 days ago
When those walls are built, can they add some mechanism to those walls that will use the kinetic energy of the ocean crashing into the walls to generate clean energy? Just an idea...but why not harness that energy...
SeekerFantasy - 24 days ago
they might be great, but why they didnt built detectors machines like japan did after 2011 tsunami?
Amy Stambaugh
Amy Stambaugh - 25 days ago
"small borough of staten island", lol it's bigger than the bronx and manhattan
Duke Edward
Duke Edward - Month ago
So building a wall to keep the ocean at bay is okay but building a wall in the southern states to keep the drugs guns and murderers at bay, is racist?
katerina economou
katerina economou - Month ago
anyone more interested in the oyster solution (which wasn't properly explainted) should check out Kate Orf's "Oyster-tecture" project, and lectures. Very cool.
Lumberjack king the great
Too keep out the water Mexicans
Ivan Devčić
Ivan Devčić - Month ago
2017: "Let's build a wall at the border with Mexico"
2019:"Let's build a wall at the New York coastline"
Samuel Cunningham
Samuel Cunningham - Month ago
jon silveira
jon silveira - Month ago
wall street
Nathaniel Turner
Nathaniel Turner - Month ago
LOL but haven't you heard? Walls don't work and are immoral.
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
Boy, conservatives Do love to inflate a mere talking point into a huge thing.
Dearon Tufankjian
Dearon Tufankjian - Month ago
How about we just start actually making big changes to our society. Building a wall won’t last too long. We need to get the world leaders together to sit down and find a way to decrease the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere!!!!!!!!
Archive -
Archive - - Month ago
Trump:I will build a Great Wall
Me in New York:welp I guess he did it

If I stole a comment then have a cookie :3🍪🍪
CJC - Month ago
BUILD THAT WALL AND LET THE HURRICANES PAY FOR IT! Now that’s what we have to do, after Hurricane Sandy’s and it’s impressive 15ft Storm Surge I got worried about climate change and more flooding events that could turn NY like Atlantis, building a sea wall at least 30 ft high around New York is a very good idea so when the big one comes with a even bigger storm surge then Sandy, where ready, New Orleans, Miami, and Huston should do the same!
trok 13
trok 13 - Month ago
HAARP has alot more to do with climate change than people realize.. js
trok 13
trok 13 - Month ago
@The Saxon also look into how Banksters threatened Japan w/an earthquake.. Clearly you don't know anything about HAARP.. if you did, you certainly wouldn't of commented what did. Have a nice day!
trok 13
trok 13 - Month ago
@The Saxon oh wowww.. Look Into it, and the UN peace treaty of '76.. Btw, I don't even watch Alex Jones lol
Brandon Stennett
Brandon Stennett - Month ago
Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.
Lawke - Month ago
Remember the Murphy's law : "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong".
And if I can give any advice to any New Yorker : If one day you hear about the Wall Street's headquarters planning to leave New York, then you should also leave quickly!
André Yuri Vicente de Pádua
Sid Mier's Civilization VI INTENSIFFIES
Meme Master
Meme Master - Month ago
Why don’t you just stop climate change while we still cannnnn
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
If only it were that easy.
Mateja Saric
Mateja Saric - Month ago
ooohhh boyyy more wallssss
Deepak - Month ago
2:08 thank me later
all for one
all for one - Month ago
U reach on moon or even on neptune.... or u can do whatever but u cant control the nature...
Throwaway1234 - Month ago
Just let New York flood. There is nothing worth saving there.
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
And what places would you save? The entire coastline of, say, Texas? Or all of Florida? Or the Central Valley of California (which, mind you, is one of the major food production centers of the entire nation)? Here's an idea- why don't we put politics aside, and try to save it All?
Joshua Koning
Joshua Koning - Month ago
call the netherlands
The Blue Gamer
The Blue Gamer - Month ago
Attack on Water
J G P - 2 months ago
why did it exacerbate problems in india?
Risick - 2 months ago
Coastal states: AAAAAAAAAAH
Me: laughs in midwest
killer 1560
killer 1560 - 2 months ago
Why don't they make the sea wall out of trash
Gaius von Bonaparte
Gaius von Bonaparte - 2 months ago
New york is ocean phobic!
Macbasil - 2 months ago
That won’t work, the power of nature is unpredictable and powerful.
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
Perhaps you might talk to the Dutch. They might not agree with you.
Robby D
Robby D - 2 months ago
Aren't walls bad?
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
Only if they make no sense. Or, of course, are already there, like the barriers between the USA and Mexico.
Thomas McDonald
Thomas McDonald - 2 months ago
Its racist don't build it
anita shirazi
anita shirazi - 2 months ago
We worry about all these small problems when most of them are caused by climate change
lollYpoppY234 - 2 months ago
Seriously, a wall is literally THE WORST type of coastal protection system you can built... way to go!
Khalid Abdulghani
Khalid Abdulghani - 2 months ago
No one:
Nature: Tsunami
Donald Trump: let's build a wall!
noah - 2 months ago
Sea walls are mostly a joke. They break or water goes over them nearly every time. They're never tall or strong enough. If your going to build it then make it taller ad stronger with a curved out top. Otherwise can still come over and erode the soil on the other side and wamo
Steven Ratti
Steven Ratti - Month ago
A sea wall can be backed up with levees, which we already know work. You just have to make certain that the levees aren't weakened by erosion and whatnot.
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