The Insane Dutch Plan to Dam the North Sea

13. okt.. 2020
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  • O P G E K A N K E R T

    Shiori NakamotoShiori Nakamoto43 minutter siden
  • Imagine someone sabotage it

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  • I don't remember this part in Red Dead Redemption 2

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  • easier option? Flood the worlds deserts with ocean waters

    Tony TonyTony Tony6 timer siden
  • Congratulation you just created a salt evaporation bed, wreaked the environment, and a desert

    Carlos F BarajasCarlos F Barajas11 timer siden
  • Neanderthals for Neatherlands.

    MagatismMagatism11 timer siden
  • The word dutch and plan always end bad

    El inodoro que hablaEl inodoro que habla11 timer siden
  • I wanna see a video where we Dam the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Cuba to the Yucatan 🙃 what kind of apocalypse would happen lol

    Aj HinojosaAj Hinojosa22 timer siden
  • That's gonna fuck over trade lmao

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  • Places like Florida, Louisiana, The Netherlands and Japan are all destined to disappear.

    LeRoy BuchananLeRoy BuchananDag siden
  • Europe: Yes drain all the water out so that sea levels everywhere outside the dam would rise

    Karthik RejiKarthik RejiDag siden
  • $500 billion dollars is weirdly cheap. Even if it goes overbudger, a 1 trillion $ is not that much tbh.

    Chandan BhowalChandan BhowalDag siden
  • What about Ireland and ni

    Damien McAvoyDamien McAvoyDag siden
  • Don't worry, way before the need to build this dam the European Union will have collapse, like the Soviet Union

    momo ramamomo ramaDag siden
  • *nothing's insane here*

    duckfaceduckfaceDag siden
  • Meanwhile, Ireland is flooded. Oops

    Donna McCarthyDonna McCarthyDag siden
  • Good luck with that, soon they wont have access to 90% of it baaahahhaha cry me a river europe British waters are exactly that BRITISH

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  • In 12,000 BC, the water level was 50 feet lower... I’d bet it wasn’t fossil fuels caused that either

    Danny PopeDanny PopeDag siden
  • "The radical solutions the world might one day require" Like inverting the entropy of time itself?

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  • That would never work.

    riptornriptornDag siden
  • Alantropa sounds like a piece of cake contrary to that.

    Jerry McJerryfaceJerry McJerryfaceDag siden
  • ehh?

    coloursmokecoloursmokeDag siden
  • ja, nederland verovert de hele zee! stop ook met het gebruik van google translate en ga een boek lezen.

    DèiVertrauteNuechtDèiVertrauteNuechtDag siden
  • Dutch: I have a plan!

    Dillon RichardDillon RichardDag siden
    • Have some goddamn faith

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  • Lethes build these dams. Europe has not done anything fantastic for a long long time .... It is time to be awesome again !!!

  • Have some goddamn faith

    ShelkShelkDag siden
  • BadLandChugs: "Enough talk".

    Aviation LAXAviation LAXDag siden
  • Great and interesting videos!

    Sauroņ NdgSauroņ Ndg2 dager siden
  • Would actually be really cool if they did this but people suck and argue sooo probably not.

    Elijah MacDonaldElijah MacDonald2 dager siden
  • I don’t like the name “doggerland” how about “poggerland ?

    Choco MilkChoco Milk2 dager siden
  • what brazen lying look the piers of st petersburg the sea level is exactly at same level as 3 centuries back when they were built

    viorellaleoviorellaleo2 dager siden
  • Its just Atlantropa but with extra steps

    SquidderWardSquidderWard2 dager siden
  • ...I live in holland ...I visited university and love to follow the news +scientific developments ... but I never heard of a plan like this dutch government will be so insane to discuss these nonsense .....where did you find this humbug nonsense?.....

    mr bottlespullermr bottlespuller2 dager siden
    • .. bytheway , this impossible to realize with science of today .. we already dammed a pretty big part of the north sea and we learned there is moreinvolved than constructing a dam and pumping the water out .. we did this with the first project , but the plans had to be adapted .. this a ridicilous suggestion , buillding dams to gsin land on this scale politician or engineer will take these plans seriously .... where did you find this information?.....

      mr bottlespullermr bottlespuller2 dager siden
  • Soooo... are we not going to talk about the environmental impact it will have for the native marine animals?

    Bill LiBill Li2 dager siden
  • Thousands of years of battling the sea and the dutch still haven't evolved to breathe underwater? Weak!

    dragon ball torturedragon ball torture2 dager siden
  • Yeah I live 5 meters (16 feet) below sea level lol...

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  • There’s a solution we need to construct them like the Scheldedam we need to make huge gates for fish and Ships to travel thrue the dams and they can tax the passage for more economic benefits

    Jank 909Jank 9092 dager siden
  • How about instead of shipping goods via ships (by the time Doggerland is excavated and possibly filled in again as said in the video), they should use aeroplanes and air vehicles. By the time the land is made feasible for people to live on, we may be way more advanced by that time and will be able to possibly transport even more goods and in a much faster fashion than ships travelling by water. Ships could become obsolete in the future.

    AidanAidan2 dager siden
  • Any one from red dead redemption 2.dutchs stupid plans remember heheheh

    Sadia AzharSadia Azhar2 dager siden
  • Lol. “Climate refugees”

    AudiocronicAudiocronic2 dager siden
  • Get up Hans, now’s ze chance. To London we go.

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  • "We have this rising sea level problem..." "Damn." "Great idea!"

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  • 8:12 Me: *You know how dams work?*

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  • Why not as an alternative just blast/mine a few jumbo holes in the ocean floor in the middle of the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean? A solution for everyone and everywhere

    Aidan BrooksAidan Brooks2 dager siden
  • 2100: my wife and I will be cozy, in the mountains, sharing an urn. Good luck to the rest who will be around in 80 years.

    Bradley GreenwoodBradley Greenwood3 dager siden
  • That amount of water that they could stop from flooding their land will just add bigger problem for the rest of the countries around the world ?????????????

    FPS SERBIAFPS SERBIA3 dager siden
  • The water has to go somewhere. It effectively increases sea level more. By reducing the area of the x-y plane it only leaves the z plane to increase

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  • Ok. I get it. Troll video. Unsubbed.

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  • This THE most stupid idea ever. By a margin.

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  • This is just Atlantropa with bigger dams and without destroying Africa. Doggerland was also smashed by a tsunami, it wasn't just "rising sea levels", and that land would be nearly uninhabitable for centuries, just like what Atlantropa would have done to the Adriatic. It would take CENTURIES to become freshwater as well. 500 billion Euros sounds far too low, it has to be at least 3 trillion.

    TheOwneroftheICTheOwneroftheIC3 dager siden
  • This is just bull

    kent tegneskogkent tegneskog3 dager siden
  • The dutch be like: Well Britannia can't rule the waves if there aren't any.

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  • Drain the pool to reveal the shire.

  • So how will ships get through? Locks? So the Netherlands’ plans will threaten Russia’s Navy. Welp, WW3 is on the horizon.

    PyroPyro3 dager siden
  • It wouldn't work. Obviously whoever thought of this was not very bright. Instead, you'll end up creating a freshwater north sea, because there is enough rainfall for the north sea to consistently be overflowing, along with all the rivers that flow into the north sea. So, unless you constantly drain the sea, it will fill up with water. Worse, the lands in england that are blocking the atlantic from going straight to mainland europe are actually very low. The atlantic will simply overflow across flat england, and the sea will suddenly rise. Atleast the Mediterranean idea had some possibility of working. Even worse, the dover straits are wider and more susceptible to erosion than those of gibraltar. After dover straits went underwater, they began to be eroded very much more. Worse, it would ruin the conditions for which europeans adapted their particular traits. Europe is the native land of the european people, such a large extended racial group, so altering it in such a way would change the very conditions of the only native land for many people. It would be better to simply try to preserve the coastlines, or perhaps stop building important things on lowland. Also, breaking down barriers for people's movement is a bad idea as it ruins localized genetics that were adapted to fit the area, and thus people are not as well fit for the land they live in. So, this plan should be abandoned no matter what. Now, on the otherhand, perhaps building a dam on the black sea to generate freshwater would be an interesting idea, given the black sea may have been a freshwater lake in the past. The black sea would also not shrink very much, if at all, due to being in a relatively rainy area, and would probably be easier to manage given that it is almost entirely surrounded by high enough land. But, even that is not a good idea as it messes with europe, and there is only one europe.

    Akherver UlunjukAkherver Ulunjuk3 dager siden
    • tough to believe due to the brexit

      Rock girlRock girl3 dager siden
  • If the oceans are rising so much, why do the Millionaires & Billionaires still buy sea front mansions ? And why do Insurance companies cover them for flooding and banks finance them ? You know very little !

    Mark DeFeliceMark DeFelice3 dager siden
  • Liar, Lair ! You are using fake news stats !

    Mark DeFeliceMark DeFelice3 dager siden
  • As Marcostyle would say zee a later

    Carlos CobosCarlos Cobos3 dager siden
  • Imagine WW3 begins because of disputes between Germany, UK, France and Netherlands for those new territories

    Pedro Iván EspinolaPedro Iván Espinola3 dager siden
  • 6:47 dude we brits don't care, it's not a big deal, no one really thinks that much about being an island. this is not a factor to be considered in the draining at all. we will still be the same country even if we aren't an island ( which doesn't matter to us)

    Leon BraganzaLeon Braganza3 dager siden
  • Climate change will not be remedied. Only a fraction is anthropomorphic. The remainder is the well established result of exiting the ice age. Earth climate is cooler now than 95% of the time since the beginning of the Paleozoic.

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  • This will not ever occur.

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  • Dutch residrnt here and dont wanna complain but ehm where do we leave al the water ?

    luc Baartmansluc Baartmans3 dager siden
  • This dam definetly will never be build. Drain all that water and the sea level across the globe will probably rise by 10 meter or so. It is a thought experiment which noone actually plans to build.

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  • Fascinating video. The music in this is heavenly! What is it called?

    AniwazoaAniwazoa3 dager siden
  • that would suck to work on

    Jackson Tharin MusicJackson Tharin Music3 dager siden
  • thats the most dutch thing ive ever heard

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  • What if the dam breaks 200 years from now? It sounds like a this would just postpone disaster. Best let the sea rise slowly and force people to move away from the coast. If you keep the costal cities where they are and the dam breaks, the results will be worse than if you never built the dam.

    Talidin 1337Talidin 13373 dager siden
    • @Talidin 1337 Better dying underwater than in a direct nuclear fire!

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    • @JMT 97400 I just thought of this, but wouldn't any coastal dam be a giant target in the case that war breaks out? Imagine trying to defend it's whole length from long range ballistics...

      Talidin 1337Talidin 133721 time siden
    • First of all no real need to drop the level of the North Sea or only 10 meters to make Dogger Bank become again an Island.... But it is also possible to do it without building the big dam, only building a ring wall around around the Bank and going to search sand or stones e In reality, the height of the dam that will decided how thick it will need to be, will be the difference of Level between Atlantic Ocean and North Sea. So save Netherlands you need 3 meters. To have the Dogger Bank you need 10 meters. But how many years will you need to pump (and destroy in part all the harbours around the sea) to make the level of the sea go down....Because in this place the evaporation is less than the rains (in the Mediterranean Sea, evaporation is at least 5 times the rains, so level could goes down around 1.5 m each year:-). So even if we make canals to block all rivers at a height over the top of the big dam, it will be quite impossible to pump such a big surface against the rain on it! SOo the big dam will have to support only the tempest in northern Atlantic plus 3m of difference of level between the two sides. A dam like that can be built for millenia! Then OK for the dam to maintain the North Sea around his lower natural level, and the second dam will be only done at Calais Detroit. After that every country around the north sea could bring back materials for their mountains to create polders on the long of their coasts. Due to its side, the North Sea will ever have storms and big waves so coastal defences will be always needed

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  • There's more water flowing from the Baltic Sea than into it so those dams might just rise the sea level instead of lowering it. Why isn't this addressed in the video?

    ottoroottoro3 dager siden
  • tough to believe due to the brexit

    bobelaviadorbobelaviador3 dager siden
  • so the netherlands just going to leave the rest of us to deal with the ocean?

    Joe BidénJoe Bidén3 dager siden
  • The Dutch have the technology, the only issue as always is cash. If they can't do it, no one can.

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  • Another issues with this not mentioned in the video... Draining the NEED would only exasperate sea level for the same reason as melting ice. It would move more of the worlds water into the oceans.

    Nthooze AsticNthooze Astic3 dager siden
  • Just move away from the coasts. Stop living in an area that is unsafe.

    Free MGTOWFree MGTOW3 dager siden
  • everyone gangsta till the dam breaks

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  • This would cost $1 trillion US

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  • Insane? you mean expensive.

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  • I live in the Brazilian Guyana and we would be hit much harder than the netherlands because our entire state would be covered by the water

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  • Cant wait to go dogging in Doggerland

    Chestie The MolestieChestie The Molestie4 dager siden
  • Wait imagine a canal... I know that canals exist but what if we just put it on a Dam You’re a fucking genius

    Kevin the idiotKevin the idiot4 dager siden

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  • Yes! Let us live under a dam that prevents Atlantic ocean to mince us

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  • Imagine the war to claim that land, if it has oil or important materials. Damn WW3 surely would be lit!

    Bảo Anh VũBảo Anh Vũ4 dager siden
  • Reminds me of New Orleans, a big disaster waiting to happen.

    Roy BaneRoy Bane4 dager siden
  • So this entire idea is just scare propaganda.

    warhawkjahwarhawkjah4 dager siden
  • How typically, Dutch

    Joey DR14Joey DR144 dager siden
  • We could also spend 200-500 billion dollars for stopping climate change, just saying

    Empire MappingEmpire Mapping4 dager siden
  • The good thing about this idea.... we can build road on it!

    Nick KuiperNick Kuiper4 dager siden
  • zojderzee

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  • The UK ist Part of the dam

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  • Do what would happen if Biden becomes president

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  • Z O I D E R Z I E

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  • How about just moving a create an Amsterdan V. 0.2?

    Diego A. YosBenDiego A. YosBen4 dager siden
  • Bullshit

    Toader C.Toader C.4 dager siden
  • Yes, but the melting polar ice would mean Archangel and Murmansk would become year round ports so there goes that argument,.

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  • you'll find snorkel at first aid box at Netherland

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  • This is cool and all but if there was tension in Europe this thing would get attacked and things would escalate quick

    Ran-Dumb BoiRan-Dumb Boi4 dager siden
  • 500bn sounds extremely optimistic.

    Ymi_YugyYmi_Yugy4 dager siden
  • *happy gekoloniseerd noises

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  • this is called treating the symptom, not the cause

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