What if the sea level rises by two metres?

What if the sea level rises by two metres?



If we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emission, the Netherlands will see the sea rise by 1.2 to 2 metres by the end of the century. That’s what the NOS website (in Dutch) wrote about the KNMI Klimaatsignaal ’21 report (in Dutch), which was presented on Monday.


Will our country be flooded? Delta asked this question some time ago to Professor of Hydraulic Engineering Bas Jonkman, graduate student Geert van der Meulen (CEG Faculty) and Marjolijn Haasnoot (Deltares).


The tantalising outcome was ‘The New Netherlands’, a smaller but better protected Netherlands. Carof made the drawing.

Science editor Jos Wassink

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