Water inundating the ground zero construction site cancer survivors and dating
Even as the buildings collapsed, the slurry wall, or “bathtub,” as it is called, remained largely intact, and kept out the waters of the Hudson River, preventing catastrophic flooding that would have inundated the New York subway system and likely caused more fatalities.Today, the massive wall provides an anchor to the subterranean memorial, providing a place to mourn that is reminiscent of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Coincidentally, as Climate Progress reported last week, Munich Re, a top reinsurer, released a major new study that for the first time, links the rapid rise in North American extreme weather catastrophes to manmade climate change: “Climate-driven changes are already evident over the last few decades for severe thunderstorms, for heavy precipitation and flash flooding, for hurricane activity, and for heatwave, drought and wild-fire dynamics in parts of North America.”At the same time non-climatic events (earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis) have hardly changed, as the figure shows.The final storm track has made the too-aptly named Atlantic City ground zero for Sandy. But the extent of flooding and the height of the storm surge appeared likely to meet or exceed the level of a 1992 nor’easter…. Weather Decisions Technology (WDT) has prepared an analysis shown below.CNN Weather Center tweets: “The city is under siege,” said Thomas Foley, [AC’s] chief of emergency services. Its model projects Sandy to be a 500-to-1,000 year precipation event for some parts of the Mid-Atlantic with a 100–250 year precipitation event for broader areas….The imposing 185-foot base of the tower is made of concrete for security reasons.Looking up from directly below, the tower’s tapering glass facade above gives the illusion that it goes on forever.