Sinking Cities

Wednesdays, October 31 through November 21, at 10pm on ThinkTV16

As the earth warms, sea levels rise and super-storms become more frequent and intense; many major coastal cities will soon be under water. Sinking Cities shows New York, London, Tokyo and Miami preparing for the real-time impact of rising seas and devising colossal new construction projects, and ground-breaking solutions aimed at securing their future.

Sinking Cities: New York
Wednesday, October 31, at 10pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, November 6, at 10pm on Think TV14

Discover how New York City might defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and absolutely no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with creative engineering.

Sinking Cities: Tokyo
Wednesday, November 7, at 10pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, November 13, at 10pm on Think TV14

Discover how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. As one of the world’s most populous cities, typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and sinking neighborhoods, threaten the city with some of the world’s largest problems.

Sinking Cities: London
Wednesday, November 14, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Tuesday, November 20, at 10pm on Think TV14

Discover why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from climate challenges. The system was once successful, but now London must explore both low-tech fixes and some of the most advanced solutions in the world.

Sinking Cities: Miami
Wednesday, November 21, at 10pm on ThinkTV16

Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms. As development booms, the city must utilize creative solutions to mitigate the challenges of stronger and more frequent hurricanes.