Venice Gets Seawall To Prevent Flooding

Fully 85 percent of Venice was flooded by a near-record 74-inch high tide last November, leading to renewed calls for action on a flood protection system.   Here it is:  Venice’s long-awaited sea barrier system was deployed successfully for the first time on Saturday, holding back the tide and keeping the city flood-free.

Seawalls are an example of climate change adaptation (vs. mitigation).  Obviously, they won’t slow down global warming, but they will prevent humankind from experiencing the full brunt of the suffering it otherwise would have caused.