Thursday, December 26, 2019

Huge pumping required for survival of Netherlands

Don De Bake, former senior adviser for flood defenses at the National Water Authority says that the Netherlands has to pump out almost 5 trillion gallons of water per year.  This figure will rise with global warming. He warned “if we stop our pumping, then the western part of the Netherlands will be one big lake within half a year or so.” The draining of the land however causes it to sink further and powering the pumps increases the carbon output of the country, thus the Netherlands risks increasing the problem while trying to mitigate it.

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