01 Feb '17, 9am

Could Floating Cities Help Us Adapt to Climate Change?

Could Floating Cities Help Us Adapt to Climate Change?

The future, as defined by the Seasteading Institute. Will the smart cities of the future float? With data suggesting sea levels could rise by as much as six feet before the end of this century, the possibility of building floating communities has captured plenty of imaginations. One Silicon Valley startup suggested — and even patented — “self floating environments ” that would create communities immune to rising seas. Several years ago, a Paris architecture firm drew up renderings for biomimicry-inspired floating cities that could house climate refugees. Now, a South Pacific government has entered into an agreement with a California NGO that will supposedly make such communities the reality. Earlier this month, French Polynesia (which includes Tahiti, its largest island) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Seasteading Institute to embark on a development called t...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/02/floating-cities-clima...

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