Half of the country is less than 1 metre above sea level; 12.5% lies below sea level. Will climate change flood Holland irrevocably, raising the sea level and, with the threat of European cyclones, also bringing flooding from torrential downpours? Is Holland in danger of sinking below the waves?
Didge, I don't think it would be the first or the only place to face such a fate. Holland may trail New Orleans, LA in the race to the bottom. N'orlins (as the locals say) averages 2-7 feet below sea level and is built in a delta region that is sliding south geologically into the … Read more