@Background Pony #58FE
And how is that levee system worth it? Again, thousands of miles of coast to cover, and a levee requires more money and material to build than a wall (plus what it’d take to maintain it against the erosion). Do you have any idea of how big a price tag that represents? Even if you were to funnel the whole military budget into it, I highly doubt the economy could shoulder such a burden.
I’m actually kind of surprised that you think it wouldn’t be worth it, as not only would it benefit everyone living behind it, provided that it is maintained properly, but also because your stance on this directly contradicts your record in this thread of consistently supporting massive government funded public projects, programs, and systems in general, made possible with rich taxpayer’s money (both of which are a good thing, mind you), such as universal health care, so it makes no sense why you would even complain about costs in the first place.
Are you complaining just to be contradictory, here? I’m genuinely confused and curious.
And that’s also discounting how such a massive build would disrupt the coastal ecosystem either.
If reasonable mitigation efforts of negative environmental effects/impacts can be carried out, wherever they may need be, then they should be carried out.
@Violet Rose in The Rain
Don’t worry, according to some Background Pony with no credentials whatsoever, just because it works for one tiny island absolutely means we can scale it up for an entire continent with no drawbacks and regard for cost whatsoever.
Okay, tell me what you know about civil engineering, then. And better yet, tell me just how, exactly, instances where systems of a small scale were able to be recreated on a far larger scale never even existed in the first place. So please, prove me wrong.
Also, I love that you quoted me in that one post of yours from days ago.
Again, this conversation isn’t meant to be some back-and-forth middle school playground-level game of “owning” or “1-upping” your “opponent”, so it still makes fuck-all sense as to why you are still seeing it that way.