Warming Oceans, Threatened Cities

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Friday, April 16, 2010

If there's one climate change scientists are sure of, it's that sea levels are rising - and coastal cities are in their way. In a new exhibit up at New York's Museum of Modern Art, teams of architects envision radical approaches to the problem. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky looks into how innovation in design can help protect coastal cities.

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Eric Molinsky

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Stewart Schwartz from Washington DC

Eric, you close with an argument that the gee-wiz adaptations give people hope and address the helplessness they may feel in the face of climate change. But as noted by the NASA scientist, cities also offer us a solution. We don't have to wait for the gee-wiz -- we can all act now -- move to a city or town; walk/bike and use transit; ditch the car and join Zipcar for when you need one. Buildings and transportation account for 80% of our emissions. Transportation is directly tied to our land use. So let's build green buildings in mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable, bikeable and transit accessible neighborhoods. www.smartergrowth.net

Apr. 17 2010 02:14 PM

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