Natural phenomena like droughts, floods, and insects are the bane of every farmer. Some even estimate that climate change could cause the U.S. production of certain crops to fall by a whopping 80 percent in the next century. By moving production indoors, vertical farms eliminate weather-related crop failures and protect plants from harmful pests.
The "Pyramid Farm" was designed to take advantage of this concept, and to function as a self-sufficient ecosystem. Using heating and pressurization systems that separate sewage into water and carbon, it would also fuel its own machinery and lights using plasma arc gasification.
A fringe benefit of indoor farming? The death of the farmer's tan.