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posted 01 May 2006 01:20 PM      Profile for skeptikool        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Long dreamt of, has been a bridge linking Africa and Europe. Now, after 20 years of procrastination, Cadiz officials have approached the controversial American architect, Eugene Tsui to submit his design dubbed the "Afro-tunnel" and involving 14.5 kilmometres of bridges and tunnels and a floating island five kilometres wide.

"The move has, however, horrified many in southern Spain - including British expatriates - who fear that a bridge would lead to a huge surge in illegal immigration from Africa."

The architect claims that 150 wind turbines and 80 tidal turbines would pay for the project many times over.

With the oft-repeated argument that much-increased use of electric vehicles would overcome grid capacity and the call for more dam mega projects, this architect's power generating proposal is worthy of separate discussion.

edited to add:

This posting is not to suggest that all who object to this linking project are bigots but poses the question in general terms.

[ 01 May 2006: Message edited by: skeptikool ]

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