From Micro-Nations to Global Warming – 08/27/2011

For Your Entertainment (FYE)

Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territories claimed by the governments of any standing nation. At least two people independently began using the term, a portmanteau of sea and homesteading: Ken Neumeyer in his book Sailing the Farm (1981) and Wayne Gramlich in his article “Seasteading – Homesteading on the High Seas” (1998). Most proposed seasteads have been modified cruising vessels. Other proposed structures have included a refitted oil platform, a decommissioned anti-aircraft platform, and custom-built floating islands.[1] No one has created a state on the high seas that has been recognized as a sovereign nation, although the Principality of Sealand is a disputed micronation formed on a discarded sea fort near Suffolk, England.[2]
The closest things to a seastead that have been built so far are large ocean-going ships sometimes called “floating cities” and smaller floating islands

“Waterworld”, anyone?

“The setting of the film is the distant future. Although no exact date was given in the film itself, it has been suggested that it took place in 2500.[1] The polar ice caps have completely melted, and the sea level has risen many hundreds of metres (thousands of feet), covering virtually all the land. The film illustrates this with an unusual variation on the Universal logo, which begins with the usual image of Earth, but shows the planet’s water levels gradually rising until virtually all the land is submerged. The plot of the film centers on an otherwise nameless antihero, “the Mariner”, a drifter who sails the Earth in his trimaran.”

Obviously, the earthquakes and hurricanes can be escaped from, and, you combine “Mad Max” with “Bohemianism” to satisfy the  requirements of the coming  new “dark ages” reminiscing from the “middle ages” “great migrations” adapted to a post-apocalyptic view of “Global Warming”……..;+)

Maybe someone could develop a script to lead to a scenario and a new action movie like ‘the Day After Tomorrow” with a twist of “Waterworld”……….;+)

Maybe the movie could even be financed by sponsors such as the Team of an updated Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”…………;+)

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice PresidentAl Gore‘s campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate, he has given more than a thousand times.
Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and box-office success, winning 2 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song. The film also earned $49 million at the box office worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing documentary film to date in the United States.
The idea to document his efforts came from Laurie David who saw his presentation at a town-hall meeting on global warming which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. David was so inspired by Gore’s slide show that she, with Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.
Since the film’s release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement. The documentary has also been included in science curricula in schools around the world, which has spurred some controversy.”

No More Today, My Dreams are Gone Away!….;+)

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