GUYANA: Atlantic Ocean threatens coastline – Sea Defense takes a beating from waves – VIDEO

ATLANTIC OCEAN THREATENS GUYANA’S COAST: Sea Defenses take a beating from the Waves

The Bruce Family: taken Oct 10, 2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vfCh_jWnnk

UPDATE: October 17-19 2000: Guyana expects Spring tides to cause major flooding in many areas of the coastline, including the Essequibo islands of Wakenaam and Leguan. This video gives an idea of the power of the waves.

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  • kamtanblog  On October 18, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Amusing !
    Maybe Guyana needs King Canute to
    stem the tide !

    Move city GT upriver to higher ground
    nearer CJA where new bridge will be
    constructed…not rocket 🚀 science 🧬

  • brandli62  On October 18, 2020 at 7:45 am

    It’s time to upgrade the sea defenses. Bring in the Dutch, who have centuries of experience in fighting the sea. They do not have the option to move to higher ground as most of the country is below sea level.

    • kamtanblog  On October 18, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Really !
      Does CJA flood or Linden ?
      Where will bridge over river be located ?

      Until areas on river banks are surveyed
      it’s pure speculating !

      Invite Dutch and send in surveyors !

      Way forward

      • brandli62  On October 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

        Georgetown is an architectural jewel, which admittedly requires lots of restoration, but it would be a pity to abandon it. Hence, strengthen the sea defences, clear drainage canals, and restore the systems of locks.

  • Blue Man  On October 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Well build it higher or move the city to higher ground. What you all waiting for?

  • wally n  On October 18, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Funny about liberals, no time to think about, transition,cost….why move the city there are cheaper(practical) options.Already done in some countries. Friend of mine, smart family, came from close to Buxton, went looking for a cottage in Ontario, shown many right at the Lake, he said naww, went further in/up, cheaper, even though the real estate agent told him never ever flooded.
    He moved his boat house further away from lake, just in time that year Lake flooded all of his neighbours.
    Must give the beaches BACK, fools (climate change) can”t even predict tomorrow’s weather.
    That you have to STILL mention …clear drainage, restore locks, shows a deeper problem.
    I don’t think Guyana needs the Dutch, Guyanese Engineers grew up up with this .

    • Dennis Albert  On October 18, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Is the Atlantic ocean liberal or conservative? I doubt clearing drains would reduce the severity of the high tides which appears to have gotten worse ever since oil exploration and drilling.

    • brandli62  On October 18, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      I agree with Dennis, what does this have to do with being left or right? It’s a fact that sea levels are rising and we have to decided to to respond to these environmental changes. If Guyanese engineers can do the job, even better. My suggestions to get advice from the Dutch is based on their experience in securing a coast of some some 1000 kilometres from the onslaught of the North Sea. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with asking others for their opinion. At the end, it’s the Guyanese who need to decided. Decisions taken with after a broad assessment of the options are usually better.

      P.S. Wally is correct, I am liberal in the European (and original) sense of the term.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism
      Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty, consent of the governed and equality before the law.

      • Dennis Albert  On October 18, 2020 at 7:10 pm

        Since 2007, when six storey buildings were considered “high rises” in G/Town, the land was sinking along Regent Street.

  • wally n  On October 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Last comment….wheels came off that “Liberalism” long ago now mostly crooked schemes to rob tax payers, Green new deal $$$$$$ trillions that crap is today’s Liberalism, I meant throwing out ideas without any consideration of transition or cost, reality is, Guyana is a third world country, live with it, stop talking it has been over done, just do something.

    • Dennis Albert  On October 18, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      The Atlantic ocean does not care of the liberal green energy scandals. As a matter of reality, Jagdeo was using green energy for Amalia Falls. The tides are getting higher for the past ten years, and I suspect that the oil drilling is to blame, just like the fracking and mysterious earthquakes in the USA.

  • Frederick Collins  On October 18, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I find the exchange of ideas above quite informative despite the abrasive banter. At a function in honor of Dr Clive Thomas held at the Guyana Pegasus around 2014 Professor Mandle did a presentation showing the projected climate change effect on the city of Georgetown. It said by 2040 Guyana would have to contend with a significant presence of flood water in the city and I am putting it mildly. Perhaps it was from a projection like this one: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/29/climate/coastal-cities-underwater.html
    Strange enough there was not much cover of what Prof Mandle said. Perhaps it was too frightening. Or perhaps we would prefer news of our ethnic strife. Makes for better entertainment I guess.

    • Dennis Albert  On October 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Pegasus Towers and the Mahaica gated community of condo towers are not gonna be afraid of the high tides lol. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ invested in future luxury estates along the waterfront.

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