Why Adapting Cities to Excessive Climate Is Difficult

Storms, earthquakes, flooding. Far more extraordinary climate is placing force on getting older infrastructure in large towns, wherever 68% of the world’s populace is expected to live by 2050. In this segment from Receiving Hotter, Kal Penn explores how towns can adapt, and why evident infrastructure alternatives are often so high-priced and gradual.

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  1. do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them." —Denis Wait
    "In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contai

  2. The single biggest problem with cities and adapting them for the future is government. You say it's a complex array of problems causing construction to take decades but mostly it's just government inefficiencies. At least some of the issues can be solved by having the government incentivize companies to do the work. Mass transit for example could be done smartly by a company instead of having the government do a shoddy job. If a company knows it can make money while getting government support to do such a thing then you would have companies competing for the opportunity.

    The other main problem is property rights. Lots of people own plots in the city and at least some of them are going to be unwilling to have their property bulldozed so the city can rebuild their cityscape.

  3. Grand solar minimum. Look it up. Having been telling people this since 70's. It explains what you'll be seeing this year. It's the Sun and has NOTHING TO DO WITH CARBON. Russia, China and Mr Gates knows this. I explained it to him MANY YEARS AGO.

  4. More actors who are. Now environmentalists or doctors. I wonder what ha rule thinks on a serious matter like this, SONE ONE GET JA RULE ON THE PHONE. So I can make sense of this.

  5. Anecdote , Andecdote , anecdote , the sky is falling meanwhile the rich tics of this world hav monopolised "the climate crisis" with carbon credits so they can put a choke hold on any sovereign nation that signed up to they're protocols that doesn't fall into line, our governments hav sold us all out for this fkn charade

  6. When the ignorant refute Science
    and hate "Government," sadly, …

    Climate Change will be like Covid!
    Expect for Wave after Wave of hits.
    Sadly, the cat's too far outa the bag!

  7. The approach shouldnt be "adapt" as if it was innevitable, of course certain level of adaptation is needed at this point, but only as a measure in tandem with preventing and mitigating the causes of this crisis in the first place.

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