‘Sydney Barrier Reef’ Proposed to Protect Coastline From Storms


Professor Rob Roggema of the University of Technology Sydney claims that the warming oceans off the coast of Sydney may one day lead to the city being hit by a cyclone. In order to combat this threat he has come up with a radical suggestion to build an artificial reef, which he has termed ‘the Sydney Barrier Reef’.

This artificial construction could help to minimise the impact that a natural disaster could have on the city. But are we only damaging the environment by interfering with it further?



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