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"Sinking Cities" Four-Part Series Shown on (US) Public Broadcasting

"Sinking Cities" Four-Part Series Shown on (US) Public Broadcasting

"Sinking Cities" Four-Part Series Shown on (US) Public Broadcasting

Sinking Cities Preview (1.5 Minutes)
"As the earth warms, sea levels rise and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many of the world’s major coastal cities may soon be under water. This series explores how four global cities are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather."

Sinking Cities: New York (55 Minutes)
"Discover how New York City – overwhelmed in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy – has learned from that disaster, and must defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with urgency and creative engineering."

Sinking Cities: Tokyo (55 Minutes)
"See how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and sinking neighborhoods threaten one of the world’s most populous cities, and the economic engine of Japan, with some of the world’s largest problems."

Sinking Cities: London (55 Minutes)
"See firsthand why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from rising tides. The system has worked for decades, but due to increased environmental challenges, its location on a flood plain and heavy urbanization, London must now explore both low-tech fixes and some of the most advanced engineering solutions in the world."

Sinking Cities: Miami (55 Minutes)
"Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy."

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RE: "Sinking Cities" Four-Part Series Shown on (US) Public Broadcasting

I have seen the first, New York, and recorded the others, but not watched them yet. An interesting thing about the flooding in New York even during Sandy is that, according to the program, it was almost entirely confined to land along shorelines that had been filled and built up in the past. Not exactly like widespread flooding over the entire city. Still with the amount of infrastructure below ground, the challenges are immense.

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RE: "Sinking Cities" Four-Part Series Shown on (US) Public Broadcasting

The episode on Miami points out an interesting possibility; given that the waterfront used to be poor man's land, but got gentrified and pushed the poor into higher ground further inland, that inland poor man's land is now getting gentrified and the poor are being pushed back into the waterfront.

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