Global warming: floating cities will become a reality in a few years

An institute based in California has started a project that aims to build an island off the coast of French Polynesia, in the South Pacific.

Its aim is to build a floating city.

So far, the project has collected $ 2,5 million from more than 1,000 donors, according to the New York Times.

Randolph Hencken, executive director of the institute, said that this project can start in 2017.

He reveals that the vision will create an industry that will provide floating islands for those who are threatened by the rising sea levels.

Also, Hencken claims that this pilot project will cost between $ 10 and $ 50 million. And, the island will be able to provide accommodation for several dozens of people coming the middle class to a civilized society.

The project also plans to introduce and develop the use of green technologies such as solar energy, wind farms and aquaculture, using the sustainable ocean breeze.

But there are also many problems, such as waste management and the investors who are hesitating to buy properties in untested areas.

In a 2014 video, Joe Quirk, a spokesman Seastanding Institute, said that the price of a house on an artificial island will be similar to a house in London or New York.

However, because of the climate changes, entrepreneurs are constantly seeking innovative solutions to combat the rising sea levels. For now, oceans are still the most undervalued areas in this regard.

This initiative and have brought plenty of criticism both in French Polynesia and abroad. It has questioned the feasibility of these islands for the socially disadvantaged class. Also, there are still raising questions about the waste collection.

The most recent climate models predict that the oceans will rise by about 2 meters by 2100.

So, the idea to build houses on the water in the context of global warming is, of course, welcomed.

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