Is it okay to create an artificial island?
Environmental problems are getting worse, so creating an artificial island is being a new idea for solutions to solve the problems. But there are many arguments, opposing the idea.
Advantages of creating an artificial island- Vitalizing the economics.
If the government creates an artificial island, the economics of the region will get better. For example, if an artificial island got created, the island could use for tourism, and people will come to the region where the island was created for sightseeing, vitalizing the economics.
Advantages of creating an artificial island- Used as a storm barrier.
The countries where height is low, are effects easily by environmental problems, such as sea-level rise. So some countries created artificial islands to protect the big cities.
Advantages of creating an artificial island- Used as a energy power plant.
This year, Denmark parliament has agreed to build the world's 'first energy island' in the North Sea. It will supply Denmark and the neighboring countries' electricity too.
Advantages of creating an artificial island- Solution of a housing shortage
After create an artificial island, the country of territory will wider, and the government can make houses in the artificial island. Then it would be easy to solve a problem of a housing shortage.
Disadvantages of creating an artificial island- Destroying the seafloor ecosystems.
Creating an artificial island will die the seafloor ecosystems which is very necessary, then the organisms in the area may die. So it is important to pay attention and care.
Hong Kong government has a plan to create an artificial island, but many people are opposing the idea. The area where the government planned for project, Lantau Island, is where Pink-Dolphins are living, and people are also worrying about water pollution.
Disadvantages of creating an artificial island- A huge budget.
Creating an artificial island may need many supplies. Then government have to get the supplies, then it means it need lots of money. I think it is better to make other laws about environment with a huge budget than creating the island.
I don't agree with creating an artificial island. What do you think?
Source: Wikipedia, BBC NEWS