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Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

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Very impressive

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KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.

Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable floodplains, the $2 billion underground anti-flood system, completed in 2006, is an extraordinary example of the defenses that global cities are readying as they face an era of extreme weather brought on by climate change.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html?mabReward=CTM3&recid=0ugVCSoY0yMW9dk0m742cUKZ9q5&recp=5&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine

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I would have thought the reason they need do it is the ever increasing area covered in concrete and tarmac ,rather than the propaganda tag climate change.

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