Of all the dumbest ideas I’ve ever heard in my life, Phil O’Reilly’s latest brainfart has got to be one of them…
An underground waterfront stadium is being put forward for Auckland.
The stadium, which is the brainchild of Auckland designer Phil O’Reilly’, has been dubbed ‘The Crater’ and would sit on the waterfront but would be sunk underground to avoid being a visual barrier.
In a submission to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, O’Reilly said the stadium could easily incorporate an all weather slide-over roof which could also be repurposed as a park or public space when closed.
…it’s almost as if Phil O’bloodyReilly has never heard of climate change before…
Two recent studies published in the journal Nature detail Antarctica’s internal melting while explaining its consequences.
Scientist have discovered that Antarctica, like Greenland, is melting from the inside out because of climate change. The drainage of huge quantities of water threatens to exacerbate rising sea levels, which could result in the flooding of coastal cities worldwide.
Two recent studies published in the journal Nature detail the melting and explain what it could mean for sea-level rise.
Satellite and military aircraft photos documented hundreds of meltwater channels around the perimeter of Antarctica in the first study. Streams deep within the continent’s frozen interior were detected. Ponds of meltwater surpassing 4,000 feet above sea level, where no one expected to encounter liquid H2O, were also catalogued.
…the pollution we cause is creating a runaway warming of the planet which we can’t predict other than it will be catastrophic to some parts of our civilisation.
Wanting to plonk an underwater waterfront stadium on the Auckland waterfront when our future will see more and more extreme weather events and a dramatic jump in sea levels looks like a recipe for a mass drowning.
It’s simply unbelievable that this is the future vision of our leaders.