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Science or Fiction
Scientists at the University of the Philippines have proposed burying plastic waste beneath sinking islands to keep them above water.
China is at the forefront of building “sponge cities” – cities that incorporate features that absorb large amounts of water to help reduce storm water damage. https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wat2.1613
A glaciologist at Princeton University has proposed building massive miles-long seawalls at the bases of Antarctic and Greenland glaciers in order to delay their collapse, perhaps by hundreds of years. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/a-new-geo-engineering-proposal-to-stop-sea-level-rise/550214/
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.’ Stephen Hawking