"How to Protect Manhattan from Climate Change? Make It Bigger"

"After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse.

That realization, in part, led Mayor Bill de Blasio to embrace an unconventional solution: Make Manhattan bigger.

To safeguard the area from the effects of climate change, including storm surges and rising sea levels, the city is proposing artificially extending the southern tip of Manhattan."

William Neuman and Jeffery C. Mays report for the New York Times March 14, 2019.

Source: NY Times, 03/15/2019