As our planet warms, sea levels rise and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many major coastal cities could soon be under water.
“Sinking Cities” is a four-part miniseries coming to Arizona PBS Wednesdays at 9 p.m. The show chronicles how New York, London, Tokyo and Miami are preparing for the real-time impact of rising seas by devising colossal new construction projects and technological safety measures. These and other ground-breaking solutions are all aimed at securing their future from rising tides and future floods fueled by global warming.
Oct. 31: New York City
Discover how New York City might defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. Watch online.
Nov. 7: Tokyo
Learn how Tokyo is fighting back against tsunamis, earthquakes and storm surges. Watch online.
Nov. 14: London
Explore why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from water. Watch online.
Nov. 21: Miami
Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms. Watch online.