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Global warming forces Dutch to strengthen dykes
ABC News (au) ^ | September 3, 2008 | Emma Alberici

Posted on 09/03/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The Netherlands will be forced to spend about $170 billion to extend and strengthen its dykes to protect the country from rising sea levels.

A committee charged with investigating the future effects of global warming on the Netherlands delivered its findings overnight.

It found that the country, nearly two-thirds of which lies below sea level, must spend up to $2 billion per year over the next century on additional safety measures if it is to survive the ravages of rising sea levels.

Large-scale work will be needed to extend and strengthen dykes.

The report was written by the Delta commission which was established after the disastrous floods of 1953 that claimed the lives of around 2,000 people


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: cantreplytothread; climatechange; crazypost; dykes; environment; globalwarming; help; mainestategop; netherlands; pleasereopenthread; rosie; smokingfrog; threadabyss; threadhole; wrongpost; wrongreply; zot Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

Ohhhhh boy! I knew jokes like that [ellen] was gonna come up. Okay I got one...

Spell the word LESBIAN and and say the first letter and last letter fast... what do you get? What does it spell?

2 posted on 09/03/2008 5:25:37 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop

IB4TZ


3 posted on 09/03/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT by Duck Fan
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To: mainestategop
This ought to be interesting...


4 posted on 09/03/2008 5:26:44 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: mainestategop

Okay, cool, can reply now. This thread title is just itching(?) for a Rosie pic.


5 posted on 09/03/2008 5:26:45 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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Hmmmm... Guess that AM thought it wasn't good.

note to adminmods, if you don't think that one either just feel free to delete it. I think your gonna have your work cut out for you tonight if we keep seeing this :)

6 posted on 09/03/2008 5:27:09 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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Just what the world needs, female weight lifters wearing wooden shoes. Is the freakin’ world going mad?


7 posted on 09/03/2008 5:27:11 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: darkwing104


"I can't come to the phone right now because my fist is stuck.
Please leave a message and I'll get back to you."

8 posted on 09/03/2008 5:29:00 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: mainestategop
Is it rising sea levels or sinking land.

I remember back in junior high school learning that the Netherlands built their dikes because the land was sinking.

9 posted on 09/03/2008 5:29:23 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: mainestategop

Strong dykes are very scary...


10 posted on 09/03/2008 5:29:25 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: smokingfrog; All
Guys I didn't post that article! It was smokingfrog! Your hitting the wrong one!
11 posted on 09/03/2008 5:29:44 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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oh well... :)


12 posted on 09/03/2008 5:30:06 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop
Their “Windows on the World” are above sea level.
13 posted on 09/03/2008 5:30:10 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: smokingfrog

LOL! Well smokey I hope your happy cuz now they’re giving me credit for your post. :)


14 posted on 09/03/2008 5:31:51 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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“The Mississippi River broke through a protective dike today...What is a protective dike? Is it a large woman that says ‘Don’t go near there!’ ‘But Betty—’ ‘Don’t go near there! Don’t go down by the river!’... No, we can’t say ‘dyke’ on the air, we can’t even say ‘lesbian’ anymore, it’s ‘women in comfortable shoes’...thank you!”


15 posted on 09/03/2008 5:33:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Admin Moderator

Are you reading all this? Good lord...


16 posted on 09/03/2008 5:46:25 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: library user

library user - wicked! LMAO!


17 posted on 09/03/2008 6:02:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: mainestategop

Strong Dykes - any jokes involving leather pants and flannel?


18 posted on 09/03/2008 6:03:01 PM PDT by PGR88
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After the dykes have been strengthened, maybe they should then turn their attention to the dikes.


19 posted on 09/03/2008 6:11:00 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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20 posted on 09/03/2008 7:02:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: calcowgirl; The Spirit Of Allegiance; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; ...


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 09/04/2008 12:00:44 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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