New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean


  1. Vox

    VoxIl y a 3 mois

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

  2. MICHGO1

    MICHGO1Il y a 19 jours



    LONNIE DOBBINSIl y a 3 mois

    @BLAIR M Schirmer Thank you! I wanted to read the comments and find someone that's actually thinking what all of this means. They're talking of building a wall around Staten Island Only. *What About The City?* What are they going to do for it? *Walls Are Impossible All Over The City!* They can raise homes up higher but not skyscrapers! Right now we need TOTAL Suspension Of All Emissions Just To Keep It From Being Worse. It's to late to stop it now. They need to think about moving.

  4. rum and coke32

    rum and coke32Il y a 17 heures

    Building a wall to keep the water is....waterist!

  5. Tim J

    Tim JIl y a jour

    *I thought walls didn't work* 😆

  6. snake pliskin2.0

    snake pliskin2.0Il y a 2 jours

    Let the seas reclaim New York and California the US would be a better place

  7. KJ is the w0rst

    KJ is the w0rstIl y a 2 jours

    So this walls gud tho

  8. qwertyappleshock

    qwertyappleshockIl y a 3 jours

    Hurricanes? Typhoons? FILIPINOS: Hold my San Miguel Beer.. 💪 No question, the Filipino's resilience is legendary.. ❤️🇵🇭

  9. Francisco Machado

    Francisco MachadoIl y a 3 jours

    I came from a island and believe me you don't need a wall you need to move those person's away because if the sea is coming there is nothing a human can build to prevent, yes you can delay but is going to be irrelevant, the planet is here sense thousands of years he have time.

  10. Robin Brooke

    Robin BrookeIl y a 4 jours

    The only way to make sure your sea defences will definitely work is to get Dutch people to build it

  11. Yasin Hasan

    Yasin HasanIl y a 5 jours

    ocean making problems? just bomb the ocean: US style

  12. Beau Biker

    Beau BikerIl y a 5 jours

    Nature's way of getting rid of liberals.

  13. bjorn joseph

    bjorn josephIl y a 5 jours

    It's to keep out illegal water

  14. CT & MTA Railfan

    CT & MTA RailfanIl y a 5 jours

    0:21 Staten Island is not a small borough. It is one of the largest boroughs in terms of land. Manhattan is the smallest borough in NYC in terms of land, but it is the largest in terms of population density.

  15. Carys Williams

    Carys WilliamsIl y a 5 jours

    I go to ny harbor school

  16. Sofía

    SofíaIl y a 6 jours

    Everyone: how about we work together to try to solve climate change and avoid the end of the world America: Nah that’ll never work... walls on the other hand

  17. Sofía

    SofíaIl y a 6 jours

    America will do anything to avoid addressing climate change

  18. Donald J. Trump

    Donald J. TrumpIl y a 9 jours

    I am going to build a great wall of New York's southern border, and I will make Bikini Bottom pay for it.

  19. Friend of Tellus

    Friend of TellusIl y a 11 jours

    Great idea !

  20. John Spinelli

    John SpinelliIl y a 12 jours

    Why dont we just take New York and push it somewhere else?

  21. Ankit Sonu

    Ankit SonuIl y a 13 jours

    New York's solution is Similar to Trump's 😂😂

  22. Khushal Paherwar

    Khushal PaherwarIl y a 13 jours

    This is just gonna be another Jakarta situation

  23. livia

    liviaIl y a 13 jours

    fun fact: when the dutch controlled nyc and was new amsterdam, wall street was an actual wall

  24. pauline palmer

    pauline palmerIl y a 13 jours

    I thought walls are bad.

  25. Tazmanian Devil

    Tazmanian DevilIl y a 16 jours

    I worked in Staten Island on the aftermath of hurricane Sandy! I was with the army corps of engineers removing the debris! And my humble opinion is that it could be also considered to do like the way Japan used in there coastline when typhoons hit their land! I can't remember the proper mame of it but i called them cement starts! There are gigantic in size and weight tons! They could be put across the shore line to at least minimise the waves before they impact the shore! Is just a thought!

  26. The King

    The KingIl y a 16 jours

    Building a wall to protect us citizens? Thats racist.

  27. Edwin Cintron

    Edwin CintronIl y a 15 jours

    😂🤣😂😁That's too hilarious.. I'm dying laughing lol... greatest comment here

  28. Jame Brooke

    Jame BrookeIl y a 18 jours


  29. Yogshaye Ramhota

    Yogshaye RamhotaIl y a 19 jours

    Nothing can defy the force of nature so why build a wall

  30. Climate Satyagraha : The Power of Truth

    Climate Satyagraha : The Power of TruthIl y a 24 jours

    This is really sad. For every city that can afford to build a wall, there are alteast 10 which can't. But the one which can afford to is the one which is mostly responsible for the sea level rise. Stop this before its too late.

  31. Blatio1

    Blatio1Il y a 24 jours

    Well NY'rs, per your logic, that makes you racist against the ocean.

  32. Dota Game

    Dota GameIl y a 26 jours

    Just drink the water lol..

  33. Leia Jiang

    Leia JiangIl y a 26 jours

    And then one day it's gonna not work

  34. Leia Jiang

    Leia JiangIl y a 26 jours

    Solar energy

  35. Dante Hyndman

    Dante HyndmanIl y a 26 jours

    “The democrats want open waterways and to let all illegal water inland”

  36. Carlos García

    Carlos GarcíaIl y a 27 jours

    good luck


    THEBIGMEOWIl y a 27 jours

    Usa should stop oppressing others countries so God will not punish them with mere water 💦

  38. larrabeejl

    larrabeejlIl y a 28 jours

    Climate change 😂😂😂 complaining about houses flooding in a flood prone area where they dont belong then blaming climate change for humans stupidity.

  39. Ricky911

    Ricky911Il y a 28 jours

    A seawall?? Is this what's gonna happen to all coastal cities??Seriously, how about we actually start to care about climate change instead?

  40. Zacharius

    ZachariusIl y a 29 jours

    When those walls are built, can they add some mechanism to those walls that will use the kinetic energy of the ocean crashing into the walls to generate clean energy? Just an idea...but why not harness that energy...

  41. SeekerFantasy

    SeekerFantasyIl y a 29 jours

    they might be great, but why they didnt built detectors machines like japan did after 2011 tsunami?

  42. Amy Stambaugh

    Amy StambaughIl y a mois

    "small borough of staten island", lol it's bigger than the bronx and manhattan

  43. Duke Edward

    Duke EdwardIl y a mois

    So building a wall to keep the ocean at bay is okay but building a wall in the southern states to keep the drugs guns and murderers at bay, is racist?

  44. katerina economou

    katerina economouIl y a mois

    anyone more interested in the oyster solution (which wasn't properly explainted) should check out Kate Orf's "Oyster-tecture" project, and lectures. Very cool.

  45. Lumberjack king the great

    Lumberjack king the greatIl y a mois

    Too keep out the water Mexicans

  46. Ivan Devčić

    Ivan DevčićIl y a mois

    2017: "Let's build a wall at the border with Mexico" 2019:"Let's build a wall at the New York coastline"

  47. Samuel Cunningham

    Samuel CunninghamIl y a mois


  48. jon silveira

    jon silveiraIl y a mois

    wall street

  49. Nathaniel Turner

    Nathaniel TurnerIl y a mois

    LOL but haven't you heard? Walls don't work and are immoral.

  50. Steven Ratti

    Steven RattiIl y a mois

    Boy, conservatives Do love to inflate a mere talking point into a huge thing.

  51. Dearon Tufankjian

    Dearon TufankjianIl y a mois

    How about we just start actually making big changes to our society. Building a wall won’t last too long. We need to get the world leaders together to sit down and find a way to decrease the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere!!!!!!!!

  52. Archive -

    Archive -Il y a mois

    Trump:I will build a Great Wall Me in New York:welp I guess he did it If I stole a comment then have a cookie :3🍪🍪

  53. CJC

    CJCIl y a mois

    BUILD THAT WALL AND LET THE HURRICANES PAY FOR IT! Now that’s what we have to do, after Hurricane Sandy’s and it’s impressive 15ft Storm Surge I got worried about climate change and more flooding events that could turn NY like Atlantis, building a sea wall at least 30 ft high around New York is a very good idea so when the big one comes with a even bigger storm surge then Sandy, where ready, New Orleans, Miami, and Huston should do the same!

  54. trok 13

    trok 13Il y a mois

    HAARP has alot more to do with climate change than people realize.. js

  55. trok 13

    trok 13Il y a mois

    @The Saxon also look into how Banksters threatened Japan w/an earthquake.. Clearly you don't know anything about HAARP.. if you did, you certainly wouldn't of commented what did. Have a nice day!

  56. trok 13

    trok 13Il y a mois

    @The Saxon oh wowww.. Look Into it, and the UN peace treaty of '76.. Btw, I don't even watch Alex Jones lol

  57. Brandon Stennett

    Brandon StennettIl y a mois

    Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.

  58. Lawke

    LawkeIl y a mois

    Remember the Murphy's law : "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". And if I can give any advice to any New Yorker : If one day you hear about the Wall Street's headquarters planning to leave New York, then you should also leave quickly!

  59. André Yuri Vicente de Pádua

    André Yuri Vicente de PáduaIl y a 2 mois

    Sid Mier's Civilization VI INTENSIFFIES

  60. Meme Master

    Meme MasterIl y a 2 mois

    Why don’t you just stop climate change while we still cannnnn

  61. Steven Ratti

    Steven RattiIl y a mois

    If only it were that easy.

  62. Mateja Saric

    Mateja SaricIl y a 2 mois

    ooohhh boyyy more wallssss

  63. Deepak

    DeepakIl y a 2 mois

    2:08 thank me later

  64. all for one

    all for oneIl y a 2 mois

    U reach on moon or even on neptune.... or u can do whatever but u cant control the nature...

  65. Throwaway1234

    Throwaway1234Il y a 2 mois

    Just let New York flood. There is nothing worth saving there.

  66. Steven Ratti

    Steven RattiIl y a mois

    And what places would you save? The entire coastline of, say, Texas? Or all of Florida? Or the Central Valley of California (which, mind you, is one of the major food production centers of the entire nation)? Here's an idea- why don't we put politics aside, and try to save it All?

  67. Joshua Koning

    Joshua KoningIl y a 2 mois

    call the netherlands

  68. The Blue Gamer

    The Blue GamerIl y a 2 mois

    Attack on Water