Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Not So farfetched , After all !

The following news report appeared in Economic Times ( 31 Jan 2017 ) :

“ As Climate Takes a Turn, these Cities Float Off the Pages “

An audacious plan to respond to climate change by BUILDING A CITY OF FLOATING ISLANDS in the SOUTH PACIFIC is moving forward, with the government of French Polynesia agreeing to consider hosting the islands in a tropical lagoon. 

The project is being put forward by a California non-profit, the  Seasteading Institute, which has raised about $2.5 million from more than 1,000 interested donors. .. 

The project's pilot islands would cost a total of $10 million to $50 million and house a
few dozen people and that the initial residents would most likely be middle-income buyers from the developed world.

But the project also appears to show how the acceleration of climate change has prompted technology entrepreneurs to devise innovative solutions to climate-related problems like rising sea levels

Hencken said that he expected the project to eventually include DOZENS OF ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS and that similar projects could someday be built in other atoll nations or coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels.

Now , would it not be much more politically correct for US President Donald Trump to donate $ 14 billion to Seasteading Institute ( the estimated cost of that 1000 mile wall along the US / Mexico border ) and tell all those 11.4 million illegal immigrants “ of USA :

“  Absolutely for YOU , I am building a WHOLE NEW COUNTRY in South Pacific , which will simultaneously take care of that 27 BILLION Kg of plastic waste which Americans generate each year

Feel free to name it ,

{  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/04/no-use-fighting.html  }

And with support of Putin , I will ensure that USM is admitted to the United Nations

03  Feb  2017