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  • Global warming forces Dutch to strengthen dykes

    09/03/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies · 256+ views
    ABC News (au) ^ | September 3, 2008 | Emma Alberici
    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...