When global warming raises the sea levels and wipes out most of the large cities of the world. We can rest assured that our floating lilypad cities will protect us and form a utopic society where we will all wear togas and be peaceful prosperous people celebrating scientific achievements. Until the aliens come and destroy us that is.
Check out this concept floating city, from the Daily Mail:
“The ‘Lilypad City’ would float around the world as an independent and fully self-sustainable home. With a lake at its centre to collect and purify rainwater, it would be accessed by three separate marinas and feature artificial mountains to offer the inhabitants a change of scenery from the seascape.
Power for the central accommodation hub is provided through a series of renewable energy sources including solar panels on the mountain sides, wind turbines and a power station to harness the energy of the waves.
Mr Callebaut said: ‘The design of the city is inspired by the shape of the great Amazonia Victoria Regia lilypad. Some countries spend billions of pounds working on making their beaches and dams bigger and stronger.
‘But the lilypad project is actually a long-term solution to the problem of the water rising.’
The architect, who has yet to estimate a cost for his design, added: ‘It’s an amphibious city without any roads or any cars. The whole city is covered by plants housed in suspended gardens.
‘The goal is to create a harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.’
‘Some countries spend billions of pounds working on making their beaches and dams bigger and stronger.
‘But the Lilypad project is actually a long term solution to the problem of the water rising.
‘And it has the other objective of providing housing for refugees from islands that have been submerged.’ “
h/t to Blue Economy.