Here, we consider rapid climate change on Earth, no matter the cause, resulting in drastic global sea rise for next generations of humans based on the ongoing disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) since May 2014, Greenland ice loss from 2002-2016 and glacial melt around the world. (See also, “Ramp-up In Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise,” Sea Level Change/Sea Level News, NASA, June 13, 2018.)
Utilizing the 3×3 Global Drills process, any six people or less in any organization(s) can amend the working outline below. It offers a simple but comprehensive structure for how all humans, working together, even in indirect ways can create synergies of effort over 40 years to migrate inland a majority of each vulnerable coastal urban population center on Earth.
Cosmic – Americas
National (USA) Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring of oceans. NASA/Industry plan and launch space-based solar power satellites to power globally distributed infrastructure.
Cosmic – Africa-Europe
European Space Agency (ESA) space-based solar power satellites to power globally distributed infrastructure. Construction of launch facilities from Somalia to Tanzania, taking advantage of centrifugal force of Earth to assist escape velocity. (See also German Research Center for Geosciences-NASA project, “First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-on,” Sea Level Change/Sea Level News, NASA, July 2, 2018.)
Cosmic – Asia-Pacific
Ongoing satellite monitoring of weather patterns by Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) and Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Individual and Societal – Americas
Learn from Cuban public health and literacy programs. Prolonged and steady evacuation can sustain Brazil, Argentina and Mexico as new global economic engines.
Individual and Societal – Africa-Europe
Replicate academic structure of “ancient” European universities and Plato’s Academy globally while preserving local customs and values.
Individual and Societal – Asia-Pacific
Learn from Arab women on family management. Necessary vaccines. New schools and universities inland.
Environmental – Americas
Build new small resilient cities in “Tornado Alley,” Amazon Basin and Patagonia.
Environmental – Africa-Europe
All African coastal urban centers are of concern. Copenhagen, Hamburg and French Riviera are of strong concern.
Environmental – Asia-Pacific
Lessons of December 26, 2004 Asian tsunami: Listen to indigenous populations. U.S. Navy seawater desalinators can be force for good across Asia-Pacific.
In September 2017, within the confluence of a United States-North Korea nuclear crisis, a 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City and Category 4 and 5 Atlantic hurricanes hitting eastern sections of the Americas, I offered a wider context in which to consider global sea rise, that of solar system resilience:
More in the way of personal narrative as to how and why I created the 3×3 Global Drills process from 2005-2012 is forthcoming via my YouTube and Vimeo channels in addition to occasional written pieces here on my blogroll.