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Global warming: underwater structures?
Hi,

With the melting of the ice caps, the world going underwater, shouldn't we be prepared to build structures underwater?
Priadharshini Rajendran
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Global warming: underwater structures?
No.

We should be reducing our carbon emissions today by building public transportation networks, developing non-polluting and renewable energy resources, creating sustainable buildings, planting forests and recycling.

And we should be working right now to get all industrial nations to accept the Kyoto protocol.

Why sit down and waste time about what to do when we can change the present and the future?

(More information on ClimateCrisis.net, click on "Take Action")
Ozgur Basak Alkan
Global warming: underwater structures?
When the ice caps melt, all of the coastal cities around the world will be under about hundred metres of water.

So maybe time to consider how to waterproof the existing coastal cities?
Frank John Snelling
Global warming: underwater structures?
Waterproofing existing coastal cities... I believe that the only way of doing this would be to raise them -- a structure at a time. The United States government could not prevent the water from gushing into New Orleans (by a hurricane that was partially caused by global warming) and let's imagine what it would take to raise the entire city of Bombay to prevent it from flooding!

Again, may I insist that our energies right now are better spent preventing the further melting of the icecaps?
Ozgur Basak Alkan
Global warming: underwater structures?
Global warming, I believe is the gradual destruction of the whole world. Generally people are not well informed about how dangerous their living environment is to them.
Adesuyi Ayodele
Global warming: underwater structures?
I do agree with you that we should build structures underwater. In Nigeria today, lots of people living in Lagos have their houses built very close to the sea. The major problem now is that when the increase in ocean levels occurs, the number of people in danger will be unimaginable. It will be a disaster.
Adesuyi Ayodele
Global warming: underwater structures?
Yes. The effect of global warming will be disaster on cost lines around the world. Unfortunately as architects or designers, we shall not be in a position to do much.

Government authorities do not seem to listen to these warnings. The harbours and sea resorts around the world, as well as cost lines will be affected by 3 to 4 meter high waves, destroying everything as was the case in New Orleans in the U.S.

Certain city waste disposal systems will choke and the flooding that occurs will disrupt life. In this case, water proofing cannot help.

Old laws prohibiting construction within 500 meters of high tide lines can help the situation by 40%. I am really happy to know that people are concerned. These disasters could very well occur in the next two years. I hope we continue to spread awareness.
Dushyant Nathwani
Global warming: underwater structures?
I believe is the topic can be real. we must anticipation for human habbit whit they wastewater problem. how about the living environtment in the underwater like fish, coral,etc?
Mochamed Hilmy
Global warming: underwater structures?
Hi Friends, I am taking notes on things that GOV should do to avoid Global warming. http://globalwarming-awareness2007-arshad.com/ Please help me expand the topic. Thanks! Arshad
Arshad Matthew
Global warming: underwater structures?
On the other hand, maybe dry land architects should consider converting to being marine architects and design ships, boats, floating platforms, etc. :)))
Frank John Snelling
Global warming: underwater structures?
water proofing and underwater construction is not the ultimate solution. this is just providing solutions to our own created problems. the disasterious affect of global warming should be counter-acted by plantation and more professional approach towards energy consumptions cuz no water proffing can stop hurrican or tidal waves and we can't even hybernate under water.
Amara Shahzad
Global warming: underwater structures?
As responsible professionals, we should be using and recommending sustainable techniques of architecture
Shubhra Bhargava
Global warming: underwater structures?
why underwater if we can build floating structures?
Gerson Gerchman
Global warming: underwater structures?
i agree with Ozgur, instead of thinking of ways to pollute the only remaining relatively clean natural resource we should concentrate on trying to find ways to prevent and repair the existing problems! Hopefully the concept of Green buildings will get more popular.
Anjana Bhardwaj
Global warming: underwater structures?
Last week I watched a UK TV programme which showed that the British Isles were joined to Continental Europe during the last Ice Age, so that early humans could walk across much of the area now known as the North Sea. When the mile thick ice sheet melted the sea rose and created the British Isles. :)))
Frank John Snelling
Global warming: underwater structures?
Perhaps buildings homes and thus cities underwater may seem like a good solutions for keeping us alive at first galnce but we must remember that the world is made up of different eco systems that support each other. consider this, what if we manage to create dwellings under water that can sustain physically sustain human life, would the food we eat also grow underwater, what about the animals and other things that occupied the earth that indirectly affect our survival. i want to believe that such a drastic change in the ecological setup could unbalance other things that ensure human, animal and plant survival.... dissolved toxins in the water, changes in the constitution of air, stuff like that.
Augustine Owusu-Ansah
Global warming: underwater structures?
i'm totally agree with Augustine statement.
think about the whole world include human, animal, etc are go down to sea bottom ,wouldn't it just make sea water level increase in huge amount?
no more bird fly in open skies, no more clouds to see..so bad..
i'm prefer the "floating" island idea, no matter sea level rising, the whole island will stay on top.
also fish, coral ,and other sea creature can still have their own habitation.
and, oh, don't forget about the other effect of global warming, increase of air temperature.
hmm..is it possible to design something like a floating dome ? a huge one, just like half earth in small size..
it will keep human in land, bird still in air,plant have their soil and it maybe designed to have artificial atmosphere system to control air temperature, gases , even the wind blow..
yupz, keep our dreaming&imagination, guys..that's the reason why evolution happen..
i'm sure it will come true, just not for today..^^..
Santa Noviyanti
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