Five ideas that could have prevented New York flooding

New York City didn’t have to flood quite this badly, or, at least, it doesn’t have to again. There’s no shortage of ideas out there for how the city could adapt to rising sea levels (or, we’ll just say it: climate change). A lot of them haven’t been deployed or more seriously studied because they seem too expensive or daunting. But an event like Sandy quickly changes that calculus. Suddenly, some of these solutions don’t look quite as expensive as cleaning up after a hurricane:

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