Tuesday, 19 June 2007

"The World" in Dubai












The World is an ambitious terraforming project in Dubai to recreate (you guessed it) the World in islands off the coast.

Today they announced that the design of Oqyana their first continent (Australasia to you and me) is complete. It'll be made up of twenty islands and will be closest to the mainland at just four km away.

With the success of sales in the footballer-haven Palm Islands development I am sure it'll be a commercial success but I remain unconvinced that it's an environmental one. It also makes me think of various Sci-Fi books I've read and made me realise that they're really not that far-fetched!

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