Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) — who represents the west side of Manhattan as well as parts of Brooklyn — joins “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Both Nadler and Spitzer agree that climate change is playing a role in increasing the severity and frequency of storms like Sandy and Hurricane Irene, which hit New York last year.
“We clearly need to prepare, and New York is not prepared,” Nadler says. “We have to start thinking of things that we haven’t thought about. For example, maybe we ought to have retractable sea walls that go up 15 or 16 feet, all around lower Manhattan. We ought to make the subways more resistant to water. We ought to close off tunnels in ways that mean they can’t be flooded.”