posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 08:18 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
It just concerns me that we are beginning to need to react to these things, and yet we as a species have dealt with disasters time and time again,
where buildings which failed in catastrophic circumstances, were replaced with IDENTICAL buildings.
An example would be in tornado alley in the US, repeatedly a scene of death and devastation. If all the houses which are built to replace those which
fail in powerful tornados, are built to the same design as those which failed initially, then the same result will surely come to pass. However, if
new builds are constructed in the geodesic fashion, and armoured correctly, have decent footings and hardened access points, then a house need never
come apart in a storm again.
The houses on the shores which were devastated by the quake driven tsunami in Japan, could be rebuilt in a shape which allows tidal action to merely
sweep around and over them, with no water ingress. Using technology developed in both aeronautics and submarine construction, would allow pressure
hulls to be created inside the walls of such homes, making them safer in the event of a sudden surge.
And now it appears as if river flooding will be a problem for the future in good old Blighty. I believe that all new houses built within five miles
of a river or tributary, ought to have to have tall pontoons, and floatable hulls instead of walls and floors, which would allow them to rise up the
pontoon, with the water level, keeping hearth and home dry, and preventing billions of pounds of damages.
These measures need to come on stream, as soon as possible in my view, and well before the argument over the cause of climate change, has finally
dwindled to its conclusion.