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Manufacturing Islands to cope with Rising Sea-levels by City-Tech blogger Dave Persaud

As sea levels rise more and more, it’s becoming crucial for us to find a way to cope with this change. One nonprofit company, Seasteading Institute aims to help us cope with this issue by building islands to form a city in the South Pacific. This plan will allow us to live on these islands which will not be affected by rising sea levels for about the same as real estate prices in New York and London.

 

floating city seasteadingThe project however does not seem to be going anywhere fast as critics have stated it would be more beneficial to relocate those suffering from rising sea levels and use the islands to help those in “worldwide slums.” A January, 2017 article in the New York Times about floating islands to combat sea level rise, the suggestion was made at the end to spend funds on education and health care much needed by the poor.This project sounds interesting and could be useful if the prices of the buildings were affordable.

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