Navy Documents Show Plans To Build Walls Around D.C., San Diego, Installations
The Navy is proposing the erection of a 14-foot wall to protect portions of D.C. Specifically, the Navy’s goal is to protect a historic area that resides within the Washington Navy Yard. Department of Defense documents reveals that the main threat being protected against is climate change induced flooding.
Bloomberg News first obtained the documents using public-records request. The documents also show that military engineers have been considering this the construction of the “climate change” wall since 2016. The wall could end up being 1.5 miles in length and cost $20 million.
The wall, not unlike Trump’s border wall, is likely to have a tough time getting approval. Historic districts in D.C. are generally protected by preservationist laws. The Navy yard was built in 1799. Shortly following the end of World War 2, it was converted into an administrative center. It is currently the office of the Navy’s highest-ranking official, the Chief of Naval Operations.
Here’s a graphic that depicts what the proposed climate change wall would look like.
The D.C. wall isn’t the only “climate change” defense wall in consideration. The Department of Defense believes that military installations around the country are under threat of climate change. In fact, there are currently 19 considerations for similar projects. Areas in San Diego, Key West, and Guam are also on the list.
The D.C. Navy yard seen in the above proposal sits within two miles of the nation’s U.S. Capitol building. The area now features high-end shopping and an MLB stadium.
The Navy believes that the main threat could come from a 10-year storm. A 10-year storm has a 10 percent chance of happening every year, according to the Navy. Such a storm could push 7 feet of water into the Navy Yard. A 100-year storm would push over 10 feet of water into the area. Not to mention, somewhat validate the movie Point Break’s entire script basis.
Author: Jim Satney
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