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Dam the North Sea: Dutch scientist proposes €750bn mega dams to protect Europe from floods
A scientist working for the Dutch government is to propose building two immense dams to enclose the North Sea and protect some 25 million Europeans from the rising sea levels.
One dam would be between Scotland and Norway, with the other between France and Cornwall, England.
Sjoerd Groeskamp, an oceanographer at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, will propose the Northern European Enclosure Dams – or NEED – in a paper to be published later this month in the American Journal of Meteorology.
He said that without such a drastic measure, much of London and a third of the Netherlands would be under water.
The Scotland–Norway dam would cover 475km, and the France–England one 160km.