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Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage'

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Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage'

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia lies a Naval shipyard older than the nation itself. One of the country’s first warships was built here in 1799. So was the first battleship, and decades later the first aircraft carrier.

Over the past three centuries, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been blockaded and burned to the ground, only to be rebuilt again and again. Today, it’s one of four Navy shipyards that maintain the nation’s nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, which enable the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises across the globe.

But the shipyard now faces its greatest existential threat: rising seas and extreme weather driven by climate change.

In the past 10 years, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has suffered nine major floods that have damaged equipment used to repair ships, and the flooding is worsening, according to the Navy. In 2016, rain from Hurricane Matthew left 2 feet of water in one building, requiring nearly $1.2 million in repairs.

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Now who would want to pay any attention to a bunch of left-wing, loonie, tree huggers, who don't know anything about the Navy or the oceans?

I mean, hell, TWO feet of water doesn't even come up to most people's waist and here we have some so-called "Navy" people being afraid of it.

Now REALLY!

Mr. Trump is perfectly correct to ignore the bleating of these self-appointed MSM doom criers - right?
 

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Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage'

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia lies a Naval shipyard older than the nation itself. One of the country’s first warships was built here in 1799. So was the first battleship, and decades later the first aircraft carrier.

Over the past three centuries, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been blockaded and burned to the ground, only to be rebuilt again and again. Today, it’s one of four Navy shipyards that maintain the nation’s nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, which enable the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises across the globe.

But the shipyard now faces its greatest existential threat: rising seas and extreme weather driven by climate change.

In the past 10 years, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has suffered nine major floods that have damaged equipment used to repair ships, and the flooding is worsening, according to the Navy. In 2016, rain from Hurricane Matthew left 2 feet of water in one building, requiring nearly $1.2 million in repairs.

COMMENT:-

Now who would want to pay any attention to a bunch of left-wing, loonie, tree huggers, who don't know anything about the Navy or the oceans?

I mean, hell, TWO feet of water doesn't even come up to most people's waist and here we have some so-called "Navy" people being afraid of it.

Now REALLY!

Mr. Trump is perfectly correct to ignore the bleating of these self-appointed MSM doom criers - right?

Norfolk, along with the shipyard was built on millions of years of silt that had found it's way down the Chesapeake.

Not exactly the right place for building anything.

Yeah.......it's sinking!
 

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Norfolk, along with the shipyard was built on millions of years of silt that had found it's way down the Chesapeake.

Not exactly the right place for building anything.

Yeah.......it's sinking!

Yep. A lot of Virginia's tidewater area is that silt. I've built buildings in that area. Site dewatering is required, and basically the buildings are floating above the substrate on expansive, spread footings. It isn't swamp, but it's a very close relative.
 

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Yep. A lot of Virginia's tidewater area is that silt. I've built buildings in that area. Site dewatering is required, and basically the buildings are floating above the substrate on expansive, spread footings. It isn't swamp, but it's a very close relative.

The same idiots post this same **** time after time.

It's silt and wet clay....................... with millions of tons of concrete and asphalt compressing it.
 

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From NBC News

Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage'

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia lies a Naval shipyard older than the nation itself. One of the country’s first warships was built here in 1799. So was the first battleship, and decades later the first aircraft carrier.

Over the past three centuries, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been blockaded and burned to the ground, only to be rebuilt again and again. Today, it’s one of four Navy shipyards that maintain the nation’s nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, which enable the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises across the globe.

But the shipyard now faces its greatest existential threat: rising seas and extreme weather driven by climate change.

In the past 10 years, Norfolk Naval Shipyard has suffered nine major floods that have damaged equipment used to repair ships, and the flooding is worsening, according to the Navy. In 2016, rain from Hurricane Matthew left 2 feet of water in one building, requiring nearly $1.2 million in repairs.

COMMENT:-

Now who would want to pay any attention to a bunch of left-wing, loonie, tree huggers, who don't know anything about the Navy or the oceans?

I mean, hell, TWO feet of water doesn't even come up to most people's waist and here we have some so-called "Navy" people being afraid of it.

Now REALLY!

Mr. Trump is perfectly correct to ignore the bleating of these self-appointed MSM doom criers - right?
Maybe they should move the shipyard to the Appalachians, less of a flood danger there. Seriously, wasn't the storm surge for Michael ten or eleven feet?
 

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The same idiots post this same **** time after time.

It's silt and wet clay....................... with millions of tons of concrete and asphalt compressing it.

I know. Besides, if you take a look at our coast line over the past 500 years, things have changed significantly in a lot of places. A fair amount of compactible soil has been hauled in to many ports out of necessity from the time some of them were established hundreds of years ago.
 
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