New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

  • Published on:  6/10/2019
  • Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods?Join the Video Lab! 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, more research and climate-related content: 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 our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:


  • Vox 10 days ago

    This piece was a collaboration with our sister-site, Curbed! Check out the original article here: for more information on how to build a resilient city check out Alissa Walker’s piece Kim

  • Sgt Philip 10 days ago

    And make the ocean pay for it.

  • David Dima 2 days ago

    Thanks for our plastic.

  • Ynk Chou 3 days ago

    Sgt Philip lmao

  • Abishek Girish 10 days ago

    People : Seawater is illegally immigrating President.Trump : Build a damn wall

  • 1catmac 6 days ago

    Daniel L Republicans don’t not believe in climate change. They don’t believe that the measures demtards suggest would work to stop it (all which support their own businesses) - especially when other countries are doing far worse and will not stop; ie, china. Now do you get it?? Or do you need more explanation?

  • Make the fish pay for it

  • aditya nawani 6 days ago

    IdiotBoxProductionsTV 350th like!😎😎😎

  • Biodegradable 9 days ago

    It's like putting a band-aid on a severed limb.

  • @Israeli Fun naw fam now tou doin to much with that

  • Israeli Fun 9 days ago

    Biodegradable Considering the record of human achievement it's more like creating a robotic, fully sensitive artificial limb to piggyback off your metaphor.

  • Winston Hicks 9 days ago

    Walls dont work. The water will just use ladders to climb over.. oh wait

  • _Wave_ your ladders idea good bye.

  • DEVON BLAKE 5 days ago

    Average John, There are already regulations in place against hurricanes, but Congress is not letting the ones who are in charge of enforcing them do their job!

  • Honos 10 days ago

    Bruh, yall doin everything exept stopping climate change

  • abooo din mamma yesterday

    It's not real brainwashed kid

  • @Davie Jones That's what people don't understand. America contributes roughly 20% of the existing carbon footprint. How much does...China, contribute? 50%. And India is in a similar boat. So just two countries more or less run the carbon footprint business. But China in general barely gets any attention, let alone their contribution to climate change (and while China has TECHNICALLY "agreed" to try and reduce carbon emissions, there's evidence that businesses in China are doing everything the...

  • Laura 9 days ago

    'in the small borough of staten island' BIGGER THAN MANHATTAN LMAO

  • Laura 8 days ago

    @No Name i'm not even american, so no, i have not been to staten island, nor new york city, or the americas.

  • Daniel Craig 9 days ago

    Everyone: America: LETS BUILD A WALL

  • CraftTheDraft yesterday

    Since when did all of America want to build a wall?

  • Bruh what America *****

  • Brass 18 hours ago

    Humans: *Builds cities on wetlands*Nature: *Hurricane*Humans" "wHy Is ThErE fLoOdInG????"