Building to Deal with Sea Level Rise – the Maldives Islands
In an article from HSWire, see Maldives to build floating islands to save country from rising sea levels
August 27, 2012. Afe details:
The Maldives Islands, a low-lying chain of twenty-six atolls in the Indian Ocean, are sinking; more precisely: due to global warming, the sea level is rising over the islands, most of which sit lower than three feet above the rising water; the Maldives government has embarked on an ambitious project: build floating islands, anchor them to the ocean floor, then relocate most of the population of 300,000 – and some of the tourist attractions – to them
- Maldives floating island masterplan tests the waters (phys.org)
- Artificial “floating” islands could replace the sinking Maldives [Futurism] (io9.com)
- Floating Housing (And Golf Courses) For Post-Climate Change Island Paradises (fastcoexist.com)
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