We have been reading about drastic weather conditions all around the world. Scientists are attributing this sudden climate change to global warming. There have been instances of heavy rain and thunderstorms, causing floods and havoc in many parts of the world. Rising average temperatures globally has seen more volume of rain during heavy downpours. This is due to the fact that warmer air can contain more moisture. If greenhouse gases continue to be released into the atmosphere, scientists predict that heavy precipitation events can increase in excess of 40%, resulting in heavy floods. Let’s take a detailed look at the link between climate change and floods:
Ever thought of living in a floating home that could potentially safeguard you when the river bursts its banks? Well, although the idea sounds too much of an innovation, some ingenious researchers and designers have actually added a tinge of realism to the whole idea. Pretty interestingly, a team of creative designers recently sketched out an avant garde Amphibious Housing technology project for a residential development which helps protect people from the ever increasing risk of flood in Thamesmead.