"Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> If the foundations of the buildings are sealed, then if there was chronic
> flooding then coffer dams could be built around the buildings and it would be
> a large Venice. Needless to say, this would disrupt regular traffic.
But, hey, isnt venice the number one tourist spot in europe? We're doing
the dutch a favor by flooding them.
> Other area of the world are also near sea level. If the sea rose twenty-five
> feet, then the tides would be quite different, not to mention flooding all the
> coastal wetlands that currently do exist. Some islands would cease to exist.
Ah, but with all the levees, they could generate electricity from tidal
energy, couldn't they? Huge amounts. I'm liking this more and more. The
dutch should be asking us to flood them...
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