Maybe it’s not such a far-fetched idea.
The Earth does seem to be getting warmer, meaning the polar icecaps are melting raising the overall level of the global seas and oceans.
In fact, it is predicted that by the year 2100, the world’s temperature will increase by 3.2C which is an increase of about 5.7F. That’’s just the average.
Those 36C summer days are going to be 41.7C… NOT including the HUMIDITY. You Americans should know that’s 107.1F (not including humidity).
That’s frickin’ hot.
Perhaps by the year 2100 we will no longer have to travel to work, being able to work from home in a clerkless shopping environment as everything is e-commerce with electric drone/robot delivery.
It will still play havoc with energy demands, but perhaps we will have become smart enough to utilize solar, wind and geothermal where those options are truly available.
Created by biomimicry designer and material scientist Kamei Jun (surname first), the AMPHIBIO is made from a porous hydrophobic material that supports underwater breathing by replenishing oxygen from the surrounding water and dissipating carbon dioxide which accumulate in the system, inspired from the gill of water diving insects.
Obviously the world will not be underwater by 2100, but parts of the planet will be.
The AMPHIBIO doesn’t resolve the problem of global warming, but designer Kamei’s project does help in 2018 point out the necessity to begin doing something about the issue.
POTUS (president of the United States) aside, global warming is a real thing.
The wild weather we’ve been having this year is merely a meek harbinger of things to come.
Ed. Note: After writing this, later this past Monday I found the following story about Jakarta, Indonesia sinking: HERE. So... maybe Kamei knows something...
Maybe we will need to have communities closer to the water’s edge, or maybe as Kamei seems to be shockingly pointing out, if nothing is done to halt global warming soon, we’ll need our own set of gills.
Kamei’s website can be found at www.junkamei.com, and it’s in English.