According to National geographic, Superstorm Sandy almost took Manhattan shores to their original lines, where the island was before all the extra land reclamation done over the decades.
There is no doubts that we are just at the beginning of new wave of super size hurricanes, storms and tsunamis and that shore lines are becoming not safe for human habitats.
New ideas of creating floating cities and trying to master the great ocean to find new land for our ever growing populations are very valiant, but if scientists are failing to predict the magnitude of these natural phenomenon and they can’t comprehend why they are getting bigger and causing so much more damage, how can we start planning floating cities? How do we engineer them, how do we make them safe?
Are cities better planned in higher grounds, in arid lands, in deserts and mountains instead?
Or infact, we should focus our energy and ingenuity in harnessing the land, minimizing our footprint on earth and find better ways to grow our food, control our population growth and educate everyone about earth limited resources.