It's becoming increasingly apparent that we're not going to be able to avoid climate change and its potentially catastrophic effects, such as rising sea levels, more violent storms and droughts. So across the world, people are trying to rebuild to be more resilient in the face of what's to come. Here are some of the most ingenious designs for climate-proofing.
After Hurricane Sandy battered New York City and surrounding communities in 2012, the U.S. government launched the Rebuild By Design competition to help make the region more resilient. One winning proposal, the BIG U plan, would build an elevated berm around 10 miles of low-lying lower Manhattan that would not only block floodwaters, but serve as a green space recreation area.
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