The Drowned World

Geoff Manaugh, over at BLDGBLOG, adds his thoughts on an article in the New Scientist about the effects of rising sea levels. I note that the article also has a map showing the possible outline of the Benelux countries 100 years from now. There’s not much of The Netherlands left in this scenario, although our corner of the country still has its head above water… 

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to The Drowned World

  1. Gelert says:

    Just read the book – and been wondering about how true the scenario is in there. Did England still exist btw? or do I need to start building my ark now? 

  2. Geoff says:

    Well, the scenario is worst case – a 5 metre rise in sea level in 100 years. That will still leave lots of England above water, but London and most of East Anglia will go, of course. 

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