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  1. #1 How to make new land from water in a short time. 
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    Imagine the worlds cheapest and hardest plastic fiber.

    These plates could be used on a specialized ship so water bariers could be created.
    The production costs vs sand ...........

    Specialized land making construction boats.....
    I like that idea.....


    And maybe a huge LENS to vaporize the water.....SOLAR POWERED.....

    I think this is a good idea.
    I bet its a money-saving idea.....


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    That's it? "Let's make flood barriers out of a material that does not yet exist"? You go create the materials, make it cheaper than concrete or earth barriers, then come back.


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    We're already making land "out of" water in a short time - melting Antarctica's ice cap...it would just help if we could do something with the extra water.
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    Some hippie dude built an island out of soda bottles. He filled netting with bottles that he collected from around his home, and then tied all the netting together. Once it reached a surtain size he started putting soil and decking on it. Now he has planted fruit and nut trees, as well as some veggies; he has a solar cooker; and a composting toilet.

    Look up "bottle island"
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    Geological processes create new land all the time. I just got back from a 2 week scuba diving holiday in Papua New Guinea. The volcano in Rabaul is awesome! It is constantly spewing ash over the land, and filling holes in the bay. Yet that was nothing compared to the 1994 eruption which lifted several hundred hectares of land above the sea.

    Ditto for events in Iceland. Ditto of events in my country. Land is being uplifted all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic
    Ditto of events in my country.
    Which is... ?
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    I am from New Zealand, a geologically active nation. Our capital city has an airport that was underwater before 1855. An earthquake gave us an airport. Substantial land areas were underwater 200 years ago.
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    are you talking about wellington? as far as i know Auckland is the most active city with a heap of volcanoes so i would expect that to have the most new land. Could you please give details
    just wondering
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    Hi Zendra

    Yes, Wellington. The 1855 earthquake lifted what is now Rongotai Airport out of the sea.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongotai
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    A man created an island by filling nets with soda bottles, and tying the nets together. Once he had a foundation, he added soil and fruit bearing plants to hold the soil together. He has a composting toilet and solar cooker that also preserves food.
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    River deltas can do most of the work. The trick is to retard currents, so that solids settle down. This even works some distance along the coast.
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    i think we have enough land already dont we except maybe in holland
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    our idea is gr8 but there are many technical and environmental problems which come in the way preventing us doing this. And also like C_Sensei said there are preserving water problems too.
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