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Old 07-27-2018, 02:14 AM   #2308 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Since the sea levels are supposed to rise something like 10 feet in less than 100 years I would propose the possibility that building a society below sea level is unsustainable.
Since all the money, time, resources, energy, labor could be used for literally anything else on a place that is not below sea level.
It's more like 10" in 100 years. Slow enough that it should catch nobody that is paying attention by surprise. BTW, that's roughly what it has already risen in the past 100 years, and you don't see old folks with PTSD from the Great Sea Rise.

Originally Posted by sendler View Post
This is what I said about New Orleans after much of it was washed away. It makes no sense to waste 100's of $Billions of insurance payments to build again in the same area. Take that money upland somewhere and start over. Build a new city from scratch and take the opportunity to make it modern, efficient, and resilient as the state of the art.
I'm all for people being free to build wherever they want, and insurance companies deciding what risk they are willing to take on. Just no FEMA money or insurance bailouts when Katrina 2.0 hits. The new levy has probably been so overbuilt now that there is little risk.
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