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Monique – under the sea level

  1. Feb 23, 2004 #1
    Monique – under the sea level :(

    Key findings of the Pentagon:

    By 2007 violent storms smash coastal barriers rendering large parts of the Netherlands inhabitable. Cities like The Hague are abandoned…


    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1153513,00.html
    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1153514,00.html

    Take a look, I'll pass comment later or tomorrow, have to run.
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2004 #2

    dduardo

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    O, give me a break. What a piece of sensationalist junk.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2004 #3

    jimmy p

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    lol, look at the source...The Observer. It's some budget newspaper. If it were really a pressing issue, i think more newspapers would have picked up on it. Probably some journalist trying to fill a page by stretching the truth..
     
  5. Feb 23, 2004 #4
    Sounds like yellow journalism to me...
     
  6. Feb 23, 2004 #5

    Monique

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    How long do you think you'll be able to visit Venice? Maybe 150 yrs, the city is slowly sinking. For the Netherlands, one third is below sealevel, that is where half the population lives, with the sealevels rising or bad storms, can't be good..
     
  7. Feb 23, 2004 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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  8. Feb 24, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    As history reminds: in January 1953, hurricane-force winds and an unusually high tide blasted the Dutch coast, collapsing the protective banks. Eighteen hundred thirty five people were drowned and 70,000 were left homeless. A third of the Netherlands was under water.

    :frown:
     
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