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Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

Hottest half-year on record sinks Arctic ice to new lows

Last month, scientists reported an earlier-than-normal annual melting of Arctic sea ice, and now NASA researchers taking further stock of the situation are providing a clearer picture of how fast it is shrinking and the reasons why. As Earth sweats through its hottest six-month period on record, analysis of the same timeframe has revealed record-breaking shrinking of Arctic sea ice, with total coverage at the height of the melting season now 40 percent less than in the late 1970s…

 

Living on water: Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

By the year 2050 about 70% of the world's population of 10 billion people will be living in cities,

By the year 2050 about 70% of the world’s population of 10 billion people will be living in cities,

By the year 2050 about 70% of the world’s population of 10 billion people will be living in cities, according to the United Nations.  The question is, will there be enough land to go around?  Not according to Jason Pomeroy — founder of Singapore-based green architecture firm Pomeroy Studio — who believes that due to climate change and rising sea levels, humans will be forced to build on water.  “Water accounts for two thirds of the Earth’s surface,” he tells CNN. “We need to think about new methods of urbanizing to accommodate population growth.”  Not only will waterborne communities solve problems of inner-city densification and be energy efficient, Pomeroy believes they could be flood, earthquake and weather proof…

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