Wednesday, November 19, 2008

image_disappearing island

The island of Lochara is the first populated island to disappear due to rising sea levels. It unexpectedly beat the Cararet Islands off of Papua New Guinea. A dozen islands in this area, home to 70,000 people, are in danger of becoming submerged. Global warming is already affecting where people can and cannot live. For more information, click here.

A game that simulates these flooding conditions suggests using different forms of concrete block as a preventative measure of the rising sea level. The image above shows the Dolos form. For more information about concret barriers to rising sea level, read this blog.

(thanks, Matt!)

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