jacobvandy wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 15:34: I'd tend to agree with Farnsworth. It's not that we aren't physically or technologically able to "master our environment," it's that we're too lazy and cheap to make it happen. Packing millions of people onto a tiny island on the east coast is actually a really stupid move, but if you really wanted to build a hurricane shield around it, or at least make the infrastructure bulletproof, you could. I'm just wondering how many of these "disasters" it will take before you crazy New Yorkahs come to your senses.
Yup. Coastal states are prone to flood. Build the correct infrastructure to protect yourself. but but but! It won't be pretty! Nope it won't. And you get what you have all around the globe with flooding on coastal states.