tv Earth Focus LINKTV July 18, 2018 9:00pm-9:31pm PDT
announcer: on this episode of "earth focus," lessons learned during rrrricankatrtrinare ining puto t theest alalg the coastf f louiana.a. somereredictew o orlns wilil be bmerged t the d o of is centu. . the gionon's s svival epends oits abily to ada climatehange. i succefuful, lisiaianaay provide aluluepri foror oers arou the wor. [film advance icking]
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walters:o. sit. knknock ovever em plalas on theirpoporchastst ght, h hh? ss is se e upsewithth y. a couple of months ago, we d d a raistororm, jusa ordidiry rainstorm in sththeast louisiana. it s s one those days tt t we tught, "hey, just l littlrain," b low anbbehol thehe cty floode t the dinagage stem w w nonot upo papar. tucker: l lovedurricaneas kids. i rememb w when e calm ca, we wou play ouin the water. was jusanother y off from scolol, rit, but n 's rrrrifyi.
i's teifying walters: ts s is n a h ho. this is real. cmamate cnge e is rel,l, so w dodo wlive w wh it? i thk k in ts sesectn of ton,n, we'rere srting g understanththat wer a and clima c changgoeses hd in han hnson: new oranans ithee last 5 t7 7 yearhas s rely taken on g greatdaptptatn of climateesesiliee and cimatate chae. elevaonon is e ofof t maj a adaptionsns tt youu sometimes se i is th thehe ususes a raised gherer. ts is theenter fothe suainable gagementnd develoent. wehave rai gardenhere. weelelp communieses howo bubuilrain garden we alsoavave a
orchard.ouou seever hehe, we have lemonsgeget usne o off here. aftekkatra, yohad alal ese toxins from e e wate soo at wentnto the il, and th's alover theower nin ward androbably lot in louisian evident, the pross of going through the trees to br r frui it t don' comininto t fruruitalso, , recommenabove-begardens wheryou can t fresh il to give yourops thaare not tainteditith th poioint aat w'vtried d do is help with theomommuni to o fit ucucate em b becse thth get coused about, you owow, is imimate ange a piticical issue. iitit rea we e ju try to give theththe fas. t thewe try tohohow hotheyey c be adococatesor h howe adapapto that clitete. cker: if we don't do sometining, l t thibeautytyof new orlns thatverybod love touristcome dowto see, eyey'll beookingngt just ter. th's it
lliamsmsthe plane've relied on believes th w we cafight wat, , and youou've er been toto a ach h wh therer's a riptide ndnd youhinink u canan fit t wate you willelearn that y w willose e th battltl ggoner: th a clite adtation pn, youave a we stem and dry sysm, so en you eed to ft water out, youan do at, but en you ne t to let e e watein, you can let e e watein thouough tt systemnto o thse canals and cirlalate iaround the ci.. william i i me, sosomeeoplele mighwawalk pt h herand t tnk, "oh,eah. it's ju ovevergwn grass." no. it's s a lolyiying areththat h cererta vegatation it t th is thth
perfect vetatationhen n yo want teter tobsororb d be able to dissipate a a mor gradual ra. . i me, itit dsn't look like a loofof nauralal scncnce, b theher's s lot of tturalcienencehat gogo into it. waggoner: cos l less havave green infrastrtuture bausese ths is lowaintenan. this is a model of part of ee ty as the main aiainageasinin. you veve an dergrgrod systst, the whe e lineundeder e eathth. thideaea w to gegethe waterntnto the pipipe to gege that werer to ese e pus andd push itutut. th wasas t method williams: trh h of t matatte is, the is no y to sol o our water issues thth jusourr pumps and tbibines.t's t enough. will ner be enoug waggoner: you know, deceses of doing the wrg g thinusually ll you.e got oudeath warning 2005. willia: if the was a liticawill to ke sure that isis citsees anher 30
yersrs, itould meahaviving ery beatiful, ry aesthic ueways ong withreenways thughout t city, uliving ith wate so thathen that nexttorm com, because it's going toome--th's a ct-- thatater has place tgo otr than yr cars a your hes and t street. [film aance clis] reed:t some pnt after rricaneatrina, ople stted to get reallseserio about aastalssueues,nd they started tththink out risk reduction, ptetectinpeople froflfloodi, togegeer witit resrarations onone ing thth needs b be adessesed,nd soo wcame up with this coasta masteplan whi is a list of projetsts th hahavbeenn scienticicallyetteted,nd soo we veve procts thatredgdge maririal fm onone ace ananput it in anotheplplace actctuay
build new mshshes wre t the' opn watert the mont. on the risk-reduction dede, we vve eenssivseriesesf levees and fododgatearouound some critalal coaal mmmmunits. t the are p pjects thawewe thi wilill rk, nono rrk no butut wk intotohe fute.e. man: thiisis skyne 5 547 novembe kolker: sta'' coaoast mastete pln n is a50 b bilon, 5050ear plan. i coidider melf f an oceagrgrapheand d a astal geolisist, s i lo at isises like why weinink inouisisia, dd i ao lolookt issusu like how we build cotatal landspepe. thbarrrrieislandnd are o of the rst lineof dense against storm, ght, so notichow thiss now prty ch contious. there'no chaels in t middle it. thiss an exale of a stored
baier isla. all rig. . thenou c can see new leleans,o ththa's s e of the major pt-t-katra leveve impvevement so o thidea w w to baicicallyo wawallff thihiarea to prent a sto surge fm getng to thlower nih ward. levees areomometim buiuiltith eah, and setetimeshey'y're built wi c concre, b buthe core pntnt is at t theare alal a walththat ptectcts areaa frowawaves d ririsi waterer froaa sto. ththe ggest variable in thiisis seaevelel rise. ifhe seal vel rise rates aratat theow end othe spectrumf what pplple prect, thenouou cou rebuild large aas of thlandscap and pride flooprotecti foa lot ofeople. irates ar a at thhigh endthenen i ththink lot of eass wl be lost, even withhehe sta' bet t effos.
al r rightwellll, lcome e cocodriethe e mter p pan needs aotot of put,t, a so thth kind owowork tt i i doeeds into theararamets ththathe tate needs as pa o of it masr r plan so, younonow, iust t waed too give y a a vieof w whathe sasa marss s arou herere ok likik you can s t that ere'e's marsrs for miles ithat dirtition. marshes prove e a loof b bufr from stm m ener, soso ty' a bufefer beeen n ouhumann civilizationndnd theea, so t sstoraon i invves pupuing sedime i into marsrsh ke thihi to raisehehe eletioon o allolo it b bettekeep pacwithth s vel rise and toilill inreasas that havereroded
thiss ththe bba dodo structe,e, whi is s onof thehe major flooatates ithee morganza tohehe gullevevee system.itith a vee,e, o quesonon thayou u ha is who's iidee ad who o outside the leeee sysm. b by awingg this wall t the msh, , y'rere changi t the eirononme, butt you'rre al setetti down n sers s of pncipipleof whoho lives wrere andhe k kin of choeses thathesese mmunitits face inhehe yea aheheadsome o o whh h are ing g toe veryryvery tou c choic.
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happening. thank you f t toda's unrisese den, yowant a iian name yes.our names s litt foxox. the disacacemenrealallyreallyly made a chan i in oucultltur now kinind live-- ha ha ha!-ikike the are no india, , ok? duprethe onlyay these coastal mmmmunits wiwill suvive intththe lar 2121st centu i is torotetecturselvlv froththe gu of f meco. ii alalize 30000 yrs, thth will problbly bell o opewater.r. i mean, the s w will ke u us l over. what 'm tining too wiwith e leveeystem, wt t i'm tring g too, i is y oursels two o3 generaons.
it's jt t abouimpopossle to includthem inta a leve stem. it uld cost pbably 00 milln, and iwould be nearly impossiblbebecausthee salt nditionsre so ba u know, to build floodrorotectn prprojt, you hae e to he momoreenefii than ct.t. onehingng tt'not factored in e e costtheyey oy lok k at t cosost the h hes, the cost of thbubusinees, , th infrastructu, , but,ou k kno i do't ow w h you p pt a prie on it, but ty y do n cononsir the cost of a olole cuure. [film aanance ccks]s] [tom-toplaying] comaelelle: disisplementt eeps hpeniningnd wee
just furtr r sepate o our communy,y, it'llll jt get t st. [mechchanti] man: turn to theefeft. comardelle: we ararned out t a national distster resilienc pln n compitioion,o we subtted ourlans. weorked to fit with the atate's master an, and they prentnted i andnd it got fund. sadeders: ght t no the w w rocationsypypical hapappein the united stat, we relon an individual y-y-out del, and s in otr words, somemee reivives se compmpsation
go livsosomewhe elelsebut n doing so, we o o losthatat cututural bricic, we dod't really kw w if wcan n mo people clelectivy asas aroup cheaper anmomore eiciently than iivividua. mardelle: there's ve lilele posive e inhe fororof reselelementf pepeop. youu kno g goverentsts jt don'n't do it wel we prested a different mode community-degngned, mmmuny-ddrien. i thnk thaha was, hud loeded on at a and said, "etet's try i. lelet's tra pilotrorogramsee e ife can figurouout hoto do o is on n smaller alale soe cacan ange it for--wewe havso many communits s in t u.s.s. d abroad hat'fafacinghesese se climatessssues,nd tthinkhat't's why y many peplple arwatctchi, becacae it's like, ". . can reaeall gethis s rit?" becae wewe kw how impoanant its for th future of the wldld to t itit rig.. unet: tre'a reality there
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tt t thiss a a hioricalal iibal mmununit and w walso unundersnd t thapopulalaons havleft thi p partilarr locatioovover aerioiod time,e, and those fks who a successful iththis pjectct wl have an opptutunityo reconstite inin t newew locaonon, buour r prary sese ofbebenefiarieies e the e ople living on e e isla. wewe wt toicick uphe p peoe thatatre livinin this re scenio and eure thathey live somewhre that safe noand intththe fure. comardelle: h hope at t the iibe wld o ownhe lanan and actual, , we ort t ofike aa mid d ownehip.p. y know,w,he folksouould he fufullights s their nd, , buat t theame time, iththey we to go d wa t to mo offff oit, ititould revert bk to theriribe sthatat way, that lanwiwill bforereve sacr f for t triribeo haveve sanders: 'veot t to lk a prettyinine li by y whh we''re delopipingometethi that makes nnse f thihis mmunititbut also cldld be plicicab to a mucwider ary y of cmmuunies thamamay ben n a silar tuation.e simplyon' have a good anerer to at queionn
yet comarlllle: iind d ths verer emperering.t'allowiwi us to eaeak do somome thosese culturababarrirs, , se off those ieief baiersrs tt's beenn n placfromom yrs pasas you dndn't e everealizizit. if evy y othehurrrrice seasas, you' havi to o reace caca or furnurure, y donon't h he a chae e to he sasavis, andndou don't avave a ancece talloww your kidtoto hava bebett nextt sp in lif startinout in this piecef f propty, , th ca h have homeme a a wayayo progress in t the fure.e. ii was tpoportrait o on endangerespspecielistst, is our birth whe wewe c arart ounew poputionon tget off that eangered ececies list.
-george: i'mn n sibea, thcoldldesinhabibid place on earth. as global tempetutures se,, this enormous y y land isis mting.. thentire rion is blt onop of permafrost which is now awawing aat alarmrmg rate. the ground c collaing,g, tritional ys of li are reatened and largamounts prevusly traed methane g are seepg into the atmoserere. siberia's big tha could hava a catarophphic effefe on the tire plat. -(theme music pls)s) -is is reeye flig numr three three