2012-11-03. After Getting Back to Normal, Big Job Is Facing New Reality

posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:06 AM by Lisa Ou
 | by N.R. Kleinfield, The New York Times. An article relevant to GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: …Basic restoration [in the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy] leaves everything just as vulnerable to the next monster storm. Hurricane Sandy is now a gauge of the region’s new fragility. Climate change and extreme weather are presenting government — and the public — with some overwhelming choices…officials must ask whether it is sensible to replace buildings on the Manhattan waterfront, the Jersey Shore or the Long Island coast — and continue to dare nature. After all, the waters surrounding New York have been rising an inch a decade, and the pace is picking up...The cost of the repairs alone will certainly reach tens of billions of dollars. Far-reaching solutions will cost many billions more…. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/nyregion/after-getting-back-to-normal-the-big-job-is-to-face-a-new-reality.html Also related: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/nyregion/protecting-new-york-city-before-next-time.html