Seasteading has been posited as a solution to the climate crisis, the concept involves creating a permanent community of sea-based dwellings that could avoid the rising sea levels of climate change and allow these communities to experiment in alternative forms of government. Organisations such as the Seasteading Institute and companies such as Blueseed are actively trying to realise this concept by using ideas including modified ships, oil platforms or even designing floating islands to entice supporters and investors to the high seas.
However there are critiques of the idea that argue against the practicality and logic of seasteading, but for island nations, vulnerable to rising sea levels, could seasteading be the answer to the possible loss of land due to tidal incursion?
Is there really going to be a blue revolution?
Is “seasteading” the viable solution to climate crisis?