Posted by: traveljunkies | March 15, 2010

Australian cities must transform for population growth

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia circa 2050, population 35 million, climate change induced rising sea levels have flooded the Gold Coast resort region, apartment blocks are now used to grow food and people commute in monorail pods above the sea.

In another city, Australians live on floating island pods with apartments both below and above sea level, the population has shifted from land to the sea because of the sky-rocketing value of disappearing arable land.

Climate change has also forced many Australians to move inland and create new cities in the outback, relying on solar power to exist in the inhospitable interior.

Read more … http://uk.reuters.com/article/2010/03/15/australia-cities-future-idUKSGE62708C20100315

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