Summary of Article: In Hong Kong, in the South pacific, they have to developed a plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands. The government of French Polynesia agreed to having these islands in their lagoons. The project was created by the Seasteading Institute, a California nonprofit, that raised about $2.5 million from over 1,000 interested donors. The group's executive director, Randolph Hencken, said the project could begin in French Polynesia as soon as next year, pending the results of economic feasibility studies. The project's pilot islands would cost a total of $10 million to $50 million. It would house a few dozen people and initial residents would be middle income buyers from the developed world. The island was also hoping to showcase innovations in solar power, sustainable aquaculture and ocean-based wind farms. There was difficulties trying to build waste management systems for the islands and convincing investors to buy property in such an untested environment. Mr. Hencken expects the plan to eventually include dozens of artificial islands and in other areas threatening by rising sea level. He also said once the platforms become cheaper to manufacture then the cost of housing will decrease. Some argue that this money would better be spent on education, healthcare or other pressing issues. However, recent climate models are predicting that by 2100 the ocean will rise five to six feet so something will need to be done soon.