Copenhagen has decided to build a gigantic island to hold back the rising seas:
The new island, roughly four-fifths the size of Central Park, will sit in the middle of the Port of Copenhagen, helping protect the city from storm surges by acting as a dam, while adding 35,000 new homes. North of the island, a passage to the city’s harbor will have gates that can close in the event of a major storm. Instead of tall walls to hold back the water, the island will have open spaces designed to help absorb it. The island “is planned with wide beaches and flat stretches of coast, whose absorbent edges reduce the strength of the waves and can thus be established in a lower terrain,” says Schrøder.
A large park will sit along the east coast of the island. On ordinary days, people living in the area can use the park, which can also support biodiversity. But if there’s a storm, the park can act as a buffer. “The landscape can be easily adapted with new terrain types in connection with future sea level rise,” he says.
This is perhaps one of the dumber ideas I’ve seen. Sea level rise by 2100 will be far higher then a foot and a half. But to add insult to injury, adding 35,000 more homes on top of the artificial island is a step in the wrong direction.
There are MANY acts of futility unfolding all across the world. Green hydrogen is still being touted as a “fuel source” (and green), both are factually false. The “greener planet” is going to require enormous amounts of fossil fuels to be extracted and burned. Yes, some say carbon dioxide is “good for the plants”, but too much is definitely a very bad thing. We are nearly 420 ppm right now, higher then anytime in the past 4 million years, and that’s definitely a bad thing.
Lake Mead has now dropped to critical levels, but Vegas is open for business. Obviously, humans are quite stupid. We consistently act against our own best interests. America’s political crisis is definitely a case in point, but it’s an occurrence happening all over the world in all kinds of governments, industries, businesses and lifestyles. Civilization is being run by complete idiots.