The Insane Dutch Plan to Dam the North Sea

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lp2317 2 жыл бұрын
"We have this rising sea level problem..." "Damn." "Great idea!"
Pán Zlý Hlas
Pán Zlý Hlas 2 ай бұрын
goood joookee
Saf 6 ай бұрын
Battlehammer 9 ай бұрын
@Cherry Dragon to be fair we have the money, resources and maybe time. The most difficult, as with everything always, is to find the political will to do it and stay committed on an international level until completion.
mrdan2898 9 ай бұрын
@divat 10 and it's a massive area, and a massively deep dam required.
FutbolPro101 Жыл бұрын
@S C Average depth of the North sea is only 95 meters , Maximum is 700 meters.
Raize Reaper
Raize Reaper 2 жыл бұрын
“Sir the sea levels are rising rapidly” “Remove the sea then” “But” “Did I stutter”
Quinten mantez
Quinten mantez 7 ай бұрын
@MDSK Yes but don't worry! The Dutch are there! 🖖
Toast 8 ай бұрын
@MDSK as long if they survive
mrdan2898 9 ай бұрын
yeah, Nice comment.
Placyd Жыл бұрын
YeH 4:18 nais ko man
Koharumi Жыл бұрын
Floris 2 жыл бұрын
As a Dutch guy, hearing him say things like Zuiderzee is so funny
wald l'Empire Cherifien - MAGHRIBI - 🇲🇦
wald l'Empire Cherifien - MAGHRIBI - 🇲🇦 2 ай бұрын
R u still over water bro? 🤓😭
Das RooR
Das RooR 2 ай бұрын
As not a Dutch guy, hearing you guys say anything is so funny.
Cute White Demon
Cute White Demon 4 ай бұрын
Engelse mensen klinken vaak Duits als ze Nederlandse namen uitspreken, vind ik. Das wel grappig :)
Floris 8 ай бұрын
@Hxdro treu
Floris 8 ай бұрын
Your so right
Stevie Mac
Stevie Mac Жыл бұрын
If most of the arctic has melted, wouldn't Russia have more access to the ocean in the north?
Sophia Bogard
Sophia Bogard 9 ай бұрын
@Zaoby Raymond Actually their main natural gas port is an arctic port so A sea ice melt definitely helps them as they would be able to travel across the arctic to deliver it's gas.
Merennulli 9 ай бұрын
@Zaoby Raymond It's actually less convenient. There's a lot of narrow area to traverse that can be controlled by NATO nations, and a lot of what Russia exports is natural resources produced closer to the northern ports (with more northern resources made accessible by climate change), so Russia would actually prefer to use those northern ports. Particularly now that it won't be exporting to Europe for quite a while after the war it started since your post. Note that it ALREADY has northern ports. What climate change will do before NEED is needed is make them open year-round. We're already seeing shipping routes through the arctic open year-round.
Luc Жыл бұрын
@Zaoby Raymond no if the actic melts then they can also use northern ports all year
TheEclipseMaster Жыл бұрын
Its about the principle
Zaoby Raymond
Zaoby Raymond Жыл бұрын
Yeah but they mostly use their southern ports because it’s convenient and they can use them all year around
Gertjan Koreman
Gertjan Koreman 2 жыл бұрын
UK: So yeah, we're gonna do a Brexit. Netherlands: Nah, you're gonna join Europe one way or the other.
Lee 9 ай бұрын
Tbh I think most Brits would love this specifically the young. It’s just that a lot of English people (excluding Londoners) fell for the politicians lies. Brexiteers knowing how is it now will eventually become reamainers.
the guy
the guy 9 ай бұрын
@Lee and they do have the falklands
the guy
the guy 9 ай бұрын
@Lee judging by continental drift, maybe
Lee 9 ай бұрын
the UK can never leave Europe lol. Where is it going to go North America?
Ealc Жыл бұрын
As a Dutch person it’s honestly such an experience to live in a country that’s planning to erase the ocean
Enel 2 жыл бұрын
Everyone in the Netherlands is tall because all the short ones drown
Hélios le gigantosaure
Hélios le gigantosaure Ай бұрын
Im convinced of that
Pán Zlý Hlas
Pán Zlý Hlas 2 ай бұрын
Avi S K
Avi S K 3 ай бұрын
Okay that was dark..
Runoff 4 ай бұрын
@M Moonen wat hij zij en leuke grapje
Quinten mantez
Quinten mantez 7 ай бұрын
No! I survived! 😉
Oscar Stensballe
Oscar Stensballe 2 жыл бұрын
As a Dane I personally love the idea of using England as one giant storm barrier.
Anouk 4 ай бұрын
@alganhar1 With rising temperatures that might be a welcome consequence. That being said, a project of this magnitude will undoubtedly create unforeseen consequences in northwest Europe and probably other places too. In the Netherlands it took about 5 years after the dams were closed to make the polders fertile for farming. So if land would be reclaimed from the North Sea it wouldn’t take decades to become useable. It would take decades to construct all the dams.
KingThomasVII 6 ай бұрын
@alganhar1 don't worry they will find a way around it
alganhar1 2 жыл бұрын
Shame it would get colder and drier if something like this were built..... Currents branching off from the Gulf Stream and entering the North Sea from the North are VERY significant in keeping the climate of North Western Europe warmer and wetter than it should be. You shut those currents off and you will create a colder, drier climate. So not ONLY are you willing to completely cripple North Western European Maritime Trade, which still accounts for a very significant portion of Danish Trade I may point out, not only would you like to see the utter destruction of two ecosystems in their entirety (the North and Baltic Sea) for land that would likely not be useable for decades at least and centuries in more realistic terms, but you want much colder, drier conditions as well..... Nice job....
Olivier Revet
Olivier Revet 2 жыл бұрын
poseidon : i am the king of the seas the netherlands : hold my tulips
HS 1995
HS 1995 4 ай бұрын
Rule britannia britannia rules the waves But we drained em all up , so your doomed to be Brussels slaves.
Normal Crafting Table
Normal Crafting Table Жыл бұрын
Atlantic ocean: *exists* Dutch: *built a dam* North Sea Countries: Hold my water
King Phil
King Phil Жыл бұрын
Did we watch the same video?
zxsb2 Жыл бұрын
@John Paul Abocad You do know the Netherlands has a very Pagan history? The Germanic Tribes who worshipped Wotan and all those other gods. We Dutch are direct descendants of these Germanic Tribes lmao
Dutch Man
Dutch Man Жыл бұрын
Poseidon: I am the God of the Seas The Netherlands: Hold my rake! Poseidon: Shit! I am stuck with that thing forever!
Isabella Rhoslyn
Isabella Rhoslyn 9 ай бұрын
7:24 also one of the biggest reasons britain and germany went at each other in world war 1 was over the german fleet wanting out from north germany to the open ocean also germany and russia and several other countries would lose all their ports crippling trade, london would be landlocked crippling trade, and all trade for the other nations would have to come from england and france which would eventually cause a war.
Zyzz Destiny
Zyzz Destiny 3 ай бұрын
Not necessarily, the area doesn't need to be completely drained, if they lowered it a bit a lot of doggerland would show itself, but there would still be a lot of water to allow trade, Germany would not be land locked, they can let access easily to German ports.
XMZKiller 2 жыл бұрын
Britain: Leaves EU and is separated from mainland Europe via the sea Dam: Drains sea water and creates more land Britain: *ah fuck, I can't believe you've done this*
HS 1995
HS 1995 4 ай бұрын
Rule britannia britannia rules the wav- WHAT
@Loki Scheissmessiah and sealand will stay in the sea
Loki Scheissmessiah
Loki Scheissmessiah Жыл бұрын
@Nick Reinders correction: It's not going to be drained OR made into a lake. It's not going to happen.
Nick Reinders
Nick Reinders Жыл бұрын
It is not going to be drained but made into a lake like the IJsselmeer what first was the Zuiderzee
Seb Ebse
Seb Ebse 2 жыл бұрын
nah they'll prolly just build there own body of water lol
corbeau 8 ай бұрын
I wonder what this would do to the flow of the oceans. The Netherlands and England have a very typical climate because of those currents, very different than say Russia at the same parallel. If the water becomes fresh, like in our 'sea', you'll also get the trillion mosquitos that go along with it ;)
Zsolt Sándor
Zsolt Sándor 2 жыл бұрын
"God created the Earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands."
HSAZ Ali Жыл бұрын
Larvious Жыл бұрын
Duh, because its from the nether
Hussain Almoamen
Hussain Almoamen Жыл бұрын
Religious battle alert
Lång Skeppet
Lång Skeppet Жыл бұрын
@Jonslau Odin is the Norse name for the Germanic god Wodan. Wodan/Odin is the same god.
Thomas Blyth
Thomas Blyth 2 жыл бұрын
Has anyone checked to make sure the Dutch aren’t just super beavers? I feel like they might be super beavers
Floris 8 ай бұрын
We are family of posidon ant a bever like animal we are the ultimate water gods
Torin Jones
Torin Jones 9 ай бұрын
Its why they all wear big coats.
بنزة 9 ай бұрын
That door guy
That door guy Жыл бұрын
Nee dat zijn ze niet hoor
Nigel van Zanten
Nigel van Zanten 2 жыл бұрын
As a Dutch person, I knew of the plan and definitely agree. I didn’t know this is why we’re doing it though.
AustraKaiser 8 ай бұрын
@EoCx We even tried telling the Romans and Celts how funny we were but they died so...
EoCx 9 ай бұрын
@PBJMan 🇺🇦 It's that famous Germanic type humor. As you can see, very funny.
John Galt
John Galt Жыл бұрын
The European part of Russia also has Murmansk, an ice-free port with direct access to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Besides, if the sea level rises, the Arctic will melt and Russia won't even have to use icebreakers there during winter.
AlanPadres 2 жыл бұрын
Humanity: “Climate change is raising sea levels at a devastating rate. We need to change how we do things to stop it” The Dutch: “Nah we’ll just build like 600 miles of damns to block the whole ocean” 😳
google plus sucks
google plus sucks 8 ай бұрын
@zivkovicable the dutch are next level tbh generally pretty wealthy also
zivkovicable 9 ай бұрын
Except the Dutch also love their bikes, & design their cities to be walkable. Changing how they do things since the 70's.
tome1701 9 ай бұрын
This is Dutch's most outlandish plan so far, doesn't seem like getting to Tahiti would be too hard now in comparison
Akovor 2 жыл бұрын
The netherlands are basically just playing simcity on the hardest difficulty
Kevin Kee
Kevin Kee Жыл бұрын
What do you expect when you continually try to build under sea level
Wouter van Verseveld
Wouter van Verseveld Жыл бұрын
@G00N3YC4NG Whoosh
smoore8807 Жыл бұрын
@Jeroen R we invented the missionary position you're welcome
Mr. Fancy Pants
Mr. Fancy Pants Жыл бұрын
hahaaha im dutch too and i didnt even know that no one but just the netherlands had this
niemand Жыл бұрын
no thats not it i am from the netherlands and it not that
C G 2 жыл бұрын
The Netherlands: "For as long as we can remember, our ancestors fought to defend us against the wicked sea. Today we take the fight to them".
Floris 8 ай бұрын
We are the rulers of water in pure teritory
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan 2 жыл бұрын
Sea level: rises The Dutch: “I have a plan!”
big Mock
big Mock Жыл бұрын
This is the plan
Bushmaster Жыл бұрын
As a dutchman loving rdr2 I approve
FATPenguin00 Жыл бұрын
you just need a little faith!
Scorpion King
Scorpion King Жыл бұрын
a damn plan
Timinatur Y
Timinatur Y Жыл бұрын
@GamingNerdReactsHater this is a good one
Alexander Waters
Alexander Waters 11 ай бұрын
I think that large damns may be useful in reclaiming land. But then on this scale I think it would be largely problematic. The Netherlands technically might as well just expand their coast.
Beyhan Ahmed
Beyhan Ahmed 2 жыл бұрын
Russia has so much land that she can afford to spare some to build a sea for herself. As an expat, living in Netherlands I really admire the entrepreneurship of these people. There is nothing in the world a Dutch can't build.
Killer Vdb
Killer Vdb 2 ай бұрын
@PermanentlyBored we don’t like skyscrapers
Martijn Oerlemans
Martijn Oerlemans 3 ай бұрын
@PermanentlyBored If we had any rock bottom to build it on we could.
PermanentlyBored 4 ай бұрын
Well a skyscraper is the limit
Dennis Klomp
Dennis Klomp Жыл бұрын
One important note: by the time this dam would be constructed, Russia would have year round access to the seas via the northern routes. Sadly.
Mr. Note
Mr. Note 3 ай бұрын
Wait. How is that a bad thing? Wouldn't it help Russia's economy boom?
FireF1y 9 ай бұрын
@Jim Baker bot
Merennulli 9 ай бұрын
@Jim Baker If the Ukrainian estimate for how many they destroyed is accurate, Russia still has roughly 90% of its tanks. That said, most of those were in storage at the beginning of the war. Given the reports of Soviet-era tanks being used, I'm guessing a lot of those tanks aren't exactly modern. But while Russia might be running down its best conventional military equipment, the reason Putin feels bold enough to burn down his own house while standing in it is because the nuclear threat means nobody will invade Russia. The only thing that will make Russia cease to exist will be a civil war, which hasn't yet shown signs of forming. Some want Putin ousted, but they just want Russia to continue under less warmongering leadership.
Jim Baker
Jim Baker 9 ай бұрын
By the time this dam would be built, Russia might not exist. Thousands of tanks lost; how many do they have left?
Paras Mani KC
Paras Mani KC 2 жыл бұрын
"After the Dam is built and UK is connected to Europe" German: UK isn't winning this time
ThaiMapping Жыл бұрын
The British would just destroy the dams
Zraknul Жыл бұрын
Sounds like you guys need a lesson in the history of the Netherlands if you think sending an army through a dammed off flood plain is a good idea.
Adam Bainbridge
Adam Bainbridge Жыл бұрын
But the channel was a pain for the UK in ww1. The effort of sending men and material across the water and wounded and those on leave back was mind boggling.
WaBaLaKa Жыл бұрын
@The Liamster you think u can move troop through that channel 🤣🤣🤣🤣
AG 2 жыл бұрын
I Hope Netherlands Will Succeed At Fighting Against The Sea. Love From Indonesia ❤️
dexterdy Krataigos
dexterdy Krataigos 2 жыл бұрын
Thanks! That's cool
gabrielgamer ✓
gabrielgamer ✓ 2 жыл бұрын
I leef intho holland
PoweredIncorporated 2 жыл бұрын
i'd ship you a free frikandel.
alganhar1 2 жыл бұрын
There are other issues with building a construction like this, one in particular that comes to my mind. The Gulf Stream, or, more specifically, the offshoot currents from the Gulf Stream that enter the North Sea from the North around Scotland, and are a primary reason behind why much of North Western Europe is warmer and wetter than it should be. To put this into perspective, the British Isles lie 54 degrees North, the Island of South Georgia lies 54 degrees South. Now, take a look at the climates of those two places. South Georgia is much, much colder than the British Isles, indeed it has extant Glaciers year round. A large reason for this is that Gulf Stream. While all the warming effect would not be lost (unless of course the GS switches off altogether, which is at least a hypothetical possibility), there would still be a fairly significant drop in temperature and rainfall in much of North Western Europe inside that containment area..... Be a silly idea to counter sea level rise and instead potentially create conditions that make effective farming difficult if not impossible....
HPtwirlmeid Жыл бұрын
Here, in the netherlands, there is research being done on how to biologically alter plants so that we can grow the same with 10x less water, plus we can control humidity and temperature in our greenhouses, which we have a lot of, so that wouldn't really be a problem for us
Astroactual Жыл бұрын
Just saying that even though I don't speak for the entirety of England, I still would love for this to happen and might even help to redeem some things we've done in the past.
Kamj2003 2 жыл бұрын
My biggest wonder with the NEED idea has been, what happens when we loose the Gulf Stream. The gulf stream is vital to the Dutch climate
Dane Axe
Dane Axe Жыл бұрын
Dealing with rising sea levels in the Netherlands started for sure 2,000 years ago. This was noted by the Romans between 100-400 AD. Locals had to raise their huts/homes. 1200 AD sea is up huts higher. 1400 AD repeat and build higher. So nothing new under the sun.
Gergely Kosztolányi
Gergely Kosztolányi Жыл бұрын
We'll lose it regardless. The large temperature differential between the Arctic sea and the Gulf of Mexico is one of the driving forces of that stream, and that differential is getting lower and lower. By the end of the decade there will be no ice on the Arctic. (Which might actually quell the Russian opposition to the NEED if it ends up being necessary, the White Sea is already connected to the Baltic - most importantly, St. Petersburg - via a series of lakes, rivers and canals. Though they would certainly use the opportunity to get some concessions out of the EU in exchange.)
Joost Prins
Joost Prins Жыл бұрын
it does, like I said it will be more stable, the Gulf Stream is not going through the North Sea, only touching it , there will be an influence of course, but if that is negative or positive or none is not to say. We will not lose it because we still need big, big waterways to allow shipping. But as it is the Gulf Stream is only scraping the North Sea.
Kamj2003 Жыл бұрын
@Joost Prins thats saying nothing about the gulf stream bud
Joost Prins
Joost Prins Жыл бұрын
It will be more stable, less rain, but this will change with the amount of land/water.
Tanner May
Tanner May Жыл бұрын
My question is by building this damn and pumping the water out, where you gonna put all that excess water? Also why not just use that idea for the host country? A dam around one country or coastline is a lot cheaper and I would imagine more structurally sound than building in the middle of an ocean or sea where hurricanes could have the potential to destroy the dam. Just some food for thought. And I’d love to debate this topic.
RssFran 2 жыл бұрын
Dutch: transforming the North Sea into land. British: "wait, that's illegal".
Irshi CosMos
Irshi CosMos Жыл бұрын
@a Mac whahahahaha good one!!
文化 Жыл бұрын
@Crusty _Cookie I think it’s cause they wanna be a separate island. Being an island has helped them avoid many invasions.
alganhar1 2 жыл бұрын
If the UK refuses to allow said dam to be constructed in its Territorial waters the rest of Europe could do precisely nothing about it.
a Mac
a Mac 2 жыл бұрын
Not British. English. I hate it when people make out all of UK is English people. Here in Scotland we hate the English too.
Economics in Action
Economics in Action 2 жыл бұрын
As illegal as the weed
Heisse Scheisse
Heisse Scheisse 2 жыл бұрын
8:20 a salution could be to construct artificial islands between those dams. In those island we dig out some canals and construct lock gates in them. This way trade would be able to continue.
Heisse Scheisse
Heisse Scheisse 2 жыл бұрын
@grim reaper Yes, and therefore these islands have to be created on only the most shallow areas of the sea.
grim reaper
grim reaper 2 жыл бұрын
It would cost more since certain parts of the north Sea are really deep.
fabian van der steen
fabian van der steen 2 жыл бұрын
you forgot to mention the fact that turning all that sea into land would change the climate of the entire part of the continent, the netherlands & Belgium would go from a Sea climate to a land climate which would destroy most of the countries river delta eco-system, causing mass extinction of animal species. The Dutch government is already working reinforcing and updating the most fragile parts of the delta works. (De Afsluitdijk is getting a major redesign with updated climate change expectancies to withstand storms and rising sea levels). But in the long run we still have no idea what to do.
The Official Barack H. Obama Youtube Channel
The Official Barack H. Obama Youtube Channel Жыл бұрын
The solution for the ships not being able to leave could be to build a few big locks attached to the dams, so that the boats can travel over dams
MC_Master 2 жыл бұрын
0:15 That's Vietnam. The floods there are not due to rising sea levels. The sewage system hasn't been renovated since the French colonial days. There's a flood any time it rains for more than 5 minutes, which is a lot since it's a tropical country.
FMeister94 Жыл бұрын
500 billions seems like a hopeful estimate on how much sea dam the logistics for a project like this would be insanity
Liam 2 жыл бұрын
North Sea: exists The Dutch: and I took that personally
BOT police department |BPD
BOT police department |BPD Жыл бұрын
ColtraneTaylor Жыл бұрын
Anyone who uses a meme with "exist" is a genuine dolt.
The Black Bear
The Black Bear Жыл бұрын
More like "and I took that."
TheEclipseMaster Жыл бұрын
Dutch: exist North sea: and i took that personally
Mr. Fancy Pants
Mr. Fancy Pants Жыл бұрын
its true ik bc im dutch Loll
Greg Warner
Greg Warner 2 жыл бұрын
What a magnificent idea. It combines coping with sea level rise with near endless civil works. There would be no new technology required. We already know how to build large rock dams and huge sea locks. We just have to settle the politics, get the international agreements, build the machinery and start building this thing.
Greg Warner
Greg Warner 7 ай бұрын
@nonameacc I understand narcissistic eugenicist. You and your ilk would breed for "efficient" people without bothering to define "efficient" Efficient for whom, you or their owners or both.
nonameacc 7 ай бұрын
@Greg Warner It is but your fear of change and general lack of knowledge about it makes you think it's not. Or maybe you yourself are "unefficient" so you naturaly go against it, which in that case I totaly understand your current selfish position.
Greg Warner
Greg Warner 7 ай бұрын
@nonameacc Eugenics never was or will be a good idea because "unefficient" would be deciding what was an "improved" human.
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 7 ай бұрын
@nonameacc so edgy, much wow
loonyt22 2 жыл бұрын
Given the depth of the channel off the norwegian coast, it may be more sensible to build a longer but shallower dam to northern denmark.
Anay Yadav
Anay Yadav Жыл бұрын
I saw some videos on the water crisis recently and found out that some countries use desalination of ocean water to counter this problem but a big drawback was brine as the waste product since it pollutes the seawater and harms marine life. So if these dams are built and the north sea becomes a freshwater sea which is harmful to its marine life. Would the discharge of brine from the countries that produce it slows down the process and also provide a proper place for discharge of brine?
Jpdezordi 2 жыл бұрын
Like Arthur said, Dutch always has a plan
Only a German Guy
Only a German Guy 2 жыл бұрын
Chrastian Higgar
Chrastian Higgar Жыл бұрын
My greatest question about this is: Since the nordic countries and all the other countries withing this dam right now mostly have oceanic climates due to the hot water from the gulf stream, wouldn't this dam basically stop the the gulf stream and create continental climates/polar climates withing this dam? Wouldn't this result in other huge infastructure problems?
autohmae 4 ай бұрын
if we NEED it, the Golf Stream might have already gone away
Ramen_95 2 жыл бұрын
Every Country: Omg,our cities are going to sink! Netherlands: So anyways I started damming.
Irshi CosMos
Irshi CosMos Жыл бұрын
@Wesley Damen checkers ofzo iets
patdbus 2 жыл бұрын
@Guy Braakhekke No not really, if they would have wanted to, they would have build more of those posts. They are rather letting them rot away and let the sea reclaim the land.
Guy Braakhekke
Guy Braakhekke 2 жыл бұрын
@patdbus Well actually they are still busy with reclaiming land in the north. But at a really slow phace.
patdbus 2 жыл бұрын
@Rekenen well the government liked the islands and the Waddenzee, so they stopped reclaiming land years ago, not to destroy them.
Wesley Damen
Wesley Damen 2 жыл бұрын
So dammen is a game i forgot wjat the name is in english but its on a checker like board with the round black and white pieces
Business Guide
Business Guide 2 жыл бұрын
Your videos are splendid! Thank you for giving me a new perspective to contemplate!
Prestin 2 жыл бұрын
I love this kind of stuff. thanks for putting this one together for everyone.
Cuban Жыл бұрын
As someone who just randomly stumbled upon these videos and this channel while watching the Infographics show, it's crazy how entertaining alot of these videos are and how much random stuff you learn about. It's really cool and anyone who wouldn't find any of this entertaining and interesting, is a liar.
David Schaftenaar
David Schaftenaar 2 жыл бұрын
I propose we build three concentric dams for safety from what lurks in the outside world, I suggest the names Maria, Rose and Sina for the respective dams.
sydh sydh
sydh sydh Жыл бұрын
And when titans rose from the deep sea what do we do? 🤣🤣
Mac Anters
Mac Anters 9 ай бұрын
Would have loved to hear more about the ecological changes
Right Wing Safety Squad
Right Wing Safety Squad 2 жыл бұрын
Spanish: we tried to invade Britain by sea. French: we tried to starve Britain with economics. Germans: we tried to invade Britain by air. Dutch: I think we have a idea.
Zach A
Zach A Жыл бұрын
@Brighton Begole okay 👍
Brighton Begole
Brighton Begole Жыл бұрын
@Zach A Bro you're way overthinking this lmao. It's a meme yk
Zach A
Zach A Жыл бұрын
@Brighton Begole I doubt NATO would do anything, they barely did anything in the Aegean islands dispute. I have a feeling most European countries also don’t support building a dam in the North Sea, during ww1 the British blockaded the North Sea so Germany couldn’t deport stuff like food and the German population starved, so I don’t think anyone would support building a dam in the North Sea, as it would also cut off access to global trade for some countries. Can the Dutch not fight their own battles now? And your forgetting that Britain is also part of NATO.
Brighton Begole
Brighton Begole Жыл бұрын
@Zach A 🤣🤣only if they want the rest of NATO to absolutely body them
De Oude Wijze
De Oude Wijze 2 жыл бұрын
Build a road on top of it, security checkpoint, some gas stations, a few emergency services and it's a pretty great road for tourists and truckers!
David Howell
David Howell 2 жыл бұрын
Loved the Frank Herbert's Dune reference! That made me laugh so hard! Well done!
Panosmos Productions
Panosmos Productions Жыл бұрын
Richland may be under the rain shadow of the Cascade Mts. But those mountains also act as a shield against the rising oceans, accept for where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascades (IE the Columbia Gorge).
ReznoV Vazileski
ReznoV Vazileski 2 жыл бұрын
Insane plan? We've done many small end trials before in Zeeland in the Waterkering and then a larger trial in the Waddenzee with the Afsluitdijk. We got this mate :')
Harrick V Harrick
Harrick V Harrick 9 ай бұрын
The Netherlands might as well set engineers onto the task of developing a way to heighten their existing land surface by inserting layers of rock and/or sand on a depth of a few meters underneath the existing fertile top layer of soil! In ancient times the Dutch in several regions would erect enormous, man-made hills to build their houses on (and the churches that every village built, no matter how small the size of the village or how small the number of people living there)!
César Cabrera
César Cabrera 2 жыл бұрын
*Britain is no longer an island because of the dams* Germany: My time has come
Midnighttigger Жыл бұрын
If britain is no longer an island, the country will most likely fall
Róbert Balázs Lőrincz
Róbert Balázs Lőrincz Жыл бұрын
@Just a random Soviet officer with good Internet oh god please no
Martijn Riepma
Martijn Riepma Жыл бұрын
@Uncle Sam blüht* ein* kleines* blümelein*
KalPlayz 2 жыл бұрын
Average 3323
Average 3323 2 жыл бұрын
Operation sea lion becomes operation lion
Joshua Lütz
Joshua Lütz 2 жыл бұрын
Makes you wonder what other areas could be damned off. Besides the Mediterranean, we could also wall off Hudson's Bay. The golf of St Lawrence. Gulf of Mexico. The Arabian Sea. Sea of Japan. Bay of Bengal. Also if we did undertake the NEED plan it would be a extraordinary chance for historians to get a look at the tens of thousands of shipwrecks in the north Sea
TheSnep 9 ай бұрын
Dam any big body of water, the water has to go somewhere else. UK gonna be fucked.
Biglyp 9 ай бұрын
But at the same time, other countries will sink because of that.
Tristan Ots
Tristan Ots Жыл бұрын
Great video and i just love how you pronounce zuiderzee it literally translates to southern sea so northern sea and southern sea
Dennis Posthuma
Dennis Posthuma Жыл бұрын
I just want the world to look the same in 100 years as it does now
Martijn Verwoerd
Martijn Verwoerd 2 жыл бұрын
The cheaper alternative is just to artificially raise the dunes and the beach, which we already started to do. We have battled the sea for centuries and will keep doing so. Life’s good in The Netherlands.
Slugs Uploads
Slugs Uploads Жыл бұрын
The Dutch: We want to build a dam to stop us all from perishing. The British: Did you forget we were an island!
a sheep
a sheep Жыл бұрын
oh wait nvm i need to get used to the UK not being an island here.
a sheep
a sheep Жыл бұрын
What island?
Kaiser's Reich
Kaiser's Reich 2 жыл бұрын
The Netherlands is basically playing Cities: Skylines on the hardest difficulty
kjell ter steeg
kjell ter steeg Жыл бұрын
with the disaster dlc
Jeffrey Kregel
Jeffrey Kregel Жыл бұрын
Just wait until the Natural Disaster DLC comes out, especially with the Tsunami feature. *Of course I know this DLC already exists for years.
neroquin 2 жыл бұрын
Rogue Ascendant - you see, this would require us to actually care
Kaiser's Reich
Kaiser's Reich 2 жыл бұрын
@TK5GQJ I have bought it with all the DLC's and trust me, you should, it's so much fun
TK5GQJ 2 жыл бұрын
That game is so good i hope ill buy it someday.
Rohan Lo-A-Njoe
Rohan Lo-A-Njoe 2 жыл бұрын
Well canals are very effective for transportation, in the netherlands they are often higher then roads and houses, i dont think it would be such giant problem, it would be a problem but not as severe as you say
Sean Keeney
Sean Keeney 2 жыл бұрын
They could also build a dam from Wexford to Pembrookshire and from Donegal to Islay.
legoscout roblox
legoscout roblox Жыл бұрын
if this ever gets built the amount of damage to sea life will be tremendous, and that will cause a rise in sea levels in other countries not near the dam as the water has to go somewhere
Sara Morris
Sara Morris 2 жыл бұрын
I'd love to see this dam go up in my lifetime and see "Doggerland"
Eduardo Valdivia
Eduardo Valdivia Жыл бұрын
I could see archaeologists having a field day once the land appears.
Perriax Жыл бұрын
It’s not just the sea that is a risk for flooding, also the delta’s of a few large rivers.
t-nmt 2 жыл бұрын
The dutch be like: Well Britannia can't rule the waves if there aren't any.
Joost Prins
Joost Prins Жыл бұрын
@Wanderer628 no the time we invaded you guys, it’s still the biggest defeat England had since then. First use of our Marine Corps, and we burned loads of boats and took some with us.
grim reaper
grim reaper 2 жыл бұрын
@JM E That's why you were our friends throughout our history.
Jim VampireShogun
Jim VampireShogun 2 жыл бұрын
@Onyx Ruby Yes it is; Especially since we live in a Global community
Wanderer628 2 жыл бұрын
@OAM You're arguing with nationlist Dutch who haven't yet left their parents basement. Don't expect logic from a bunch of guys insecure about how irrelevant their country has become beyond people going there to smoke weed. And when it's legalised everywhere? Well then nobody will give a fuck about it.
Jim VampireShogun
Jim VampireShogun 2 жыл бұрын
In British accent: Brilliant
ZedNinetySix 2 жыл бұрын
I'm British, and I'd love my European brothers to have more land. I'd love to be connected to more of the world.🇬🇧
alganhar1 2 жыл бұрын
Any idea of the issues this would cause? I'll list some. Total collapse of the Maritime Trade of multiple EUropean Nations (including the Dutch). Potential for a sharp downturn in both temperature and rainfall because such a dam would block off the small offshoot currents propagating from the Gulf Stream that help keep much of North Western Europe warmer than they should be. The utter destruction of two entire Marine Ecosystems (including spawning grounds critical to the survival of many important fish species) in return for land that would be unlikely to be unuseable for decades if not longer. I could go on. Fortunately this was not in fact a serious plan, but an attempt by two Oceanographers to get people to listen by informing them of what might have to be done in the future if something was not done soon enough about Climate Change. Of course... no one actually listened to that part..... As a Marine Biologist myself I sympathise with them, as generally people have been ignoring us until its far to damned late to do more than save what we can. Sea rise is now inevitable, the only question is how much... and that remains to be answered.... Lets hope estimates are off and the actuality is less than predicted right? Because by and large its too damned late to do anything now. It would take literally decades if not a century or more to cool down the oceans now.... water reacts far more slowly to climatic change than the atmosphere does... and that works both ways. Takes far longer for Oceanic Temperature to rise significantly, but it also takes longer for oceanic temperature to drop significantly was well, ESPECIALLY if the Abyssal is warming up (which it is).....
Alex Pieters
Alex Pieters 2 жыл бұрын
I live in the northern part of the netherlands just below the islands at the coast. Before you hit the north sea at our most northern border you would have to cross the Waddenzee . This is a very unique sea because when the tide drops this shallow sea turns into the largest connected sand and mudflats that can be seen worldwide. Its also part of the Unesco world heritage. Draining the north sea or damming it would destroy the Unique nature environment because it acts as a buffer zone between the mainland and the north sea .
Alex Pieters
Alex Pieters 2 жыл бұрын
Great constructive thinking viraan , damming the north sea is not an option that is even remotely viable.
Lunasia 2 жыл бұрын
you know what also will destroy the wadden zee, doing nothing
Lucas Oliveira
Lucas Oliveira Жыл бұрын
This has to happen, we need to explore the ancient land.
Tim Frank
Tim Frank 2 жыл бұрын
Narator: "The sea is getting higher," The sea: "whoa dude xD"
Dreadly 9 ай бұрын
Imagine all of the unique human accomplishments that are hiding in Doggerland. I support the dam just for cool history.
Caesar Loðbrok
Caesar Loðbrok 2 жыл бұрын
The Dutch: Listen, if you're not going to take care of this properly, we're going to do this OUR way. Britain: Umm... And how wou- The Dutch: DAMS! Dams everywhere! The entire North Sea, dammed! No more sea, ONLY DAMS!
Human 2 жыл бұрын
@Caesar Loðbrok the more you know
elektron117 2 жыл бұрын
@Human The Dutch: We already got that.
Benjamin Pont
Benjamin Pont 2 жыл бұрын
Caesar Loðbrok
Caesar Loðbrok 2 жыл бұрын
@Human That's kinda how dams and canals work- with locks. Kinda how we got to air-locks.
Human 2 жыл бұрын
Also hear me out, why don’t we just damn the damns, like an airlock
Andy Croucheaux
Andy Croucheaux 2 жыл бұрын
I live in Sydney Australia and close by our Opera House is a place called Fort Denison that's in the middle of the harbour . We've used this place for gauging tides for about 200 hundred years and the sea level has NOT risen at all in that time . It amazes me that they will show general flooding and pass it off as sea level rise. Just sayin'.
alganhar1 2 жыл бұрын
Other places however ARE seeing sea level rise. Something not often understood is the seas surface is not nice and flat, it has dips and crests, much like land has hills and valleys, though on a smaller scale. The reasons are many and complex, so I will not go into them, however, the fact is many places are in fact being affected already, and it is NOT down to normal flooding. The long and short is its going to happen faster in some places than others, and to a greater extent in some places than others, but it IS going to happen. And it is not only down to ice melt at the Poles, it is also going to happen because of thermal expansion. The latter is less of a problem at the moment, however, the Abyssal is also starting to warm up... and when that starts really kicking in then things will change relatively rapidly. It does not take a huge temperature change in that utterly huge mass of deep water for thermal expansion to be a REAL issue....
M J 2 жыл бұрын
I don’t see why we don’t talk about solar shades, relative to things like this or the other plans that totally change how we get energy it is so cheap, basically just launch a ton of foil, it’s incredibly expensive but nothing compared to the green new deal or others.
Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen
Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen Жыл бұрын
water: *exists* dutch: "So we thought about building a dam around here..."
Major Mononoke
Major Mononoke Жыл бұрын
Nah, those budgets are never only in cash. And if some of those would suddnely try to cash in it would create some form of inflation.
Loïc Lejeune
Loïc Lejeune 2 жыл бұрын
they should make giant canals that connects every big port to some hubs on the dam
Rain Hunter
Rain Hunter Жыл бұрын
Hi, it's me, Rain! I honestly have to say that being an amarican kid who loves the uk more then anything, I whould honestly be all game for trying to crazily dam the entire north sea and finally connect the uk to the rest of the eu once and for all! Just imagine what I chould do if they reveled all this land below the north sea that's been lost for so many years! It whould be freaking awesome! So, if they do eventually decide to go through with this plan in the future, if I just wait a bit more longer, soon I chould just walk to England! Wow! Just imagine, what if.... rain.
Mark Chippendale
Mark Chippendale 2 жыл бұрын
The Russian "issues" with the NEED locking in its Baltic fleets needs to be considered against the background of the simple reason to construct these dams in the first place - rising SEA LEVELS! Which would be caused by the melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. This would simultaneously free up many northern Russian locations and ports from what is otherwise a seasonal locking-in by sea ice! So the Baltic and Arctic regions would effectively balance out, plus northern sea routes would vastly increase Russian maritime trade options.
JMT 97400
JMT 97400 2 жыл бұрын
IKtheVS Russian population is 1O% of Chinese population so Russia has a higher GDP per person (1.65 vs 1.35)
VT 2 жыл бұрын
IKtheVS China has been favoured by Western governments as a preferential trade partner and manufacturing hub, since Nixon's visit to China. If Trump and US republicans are able to reverse course, then China's economic growth will probably slow considerably for upto a decade.
barbara seymour
barbara seymour 2 жыл бұрын
Blue-Creeper UTTP THDTC Agree.
barbara seymour
barbara seymour 2 жыл бұрын
Mark Chippendale
Mark Chippendale 2 жыл бұрын
Blue-Creeper UTTP THDTC - America can't even govern itself effectively!!
RevertAkh Жыл бұрын
Wouldn't building a dam to keep the Atlantic out just mean that all the rivers flowing in will just fill up the area like a big bath?
- ninguno
- ninguno 2 жыл бұрын
6:23 Sounds more catastrofic than the sea level problem.
Hannah Helgesen
Hannah Helgesen Жыл бұрын
I noticed that you said Russia's problem would get worse, but at the same time, they will gain access to northern waters in the event this damn becomes necessary, so that kinda settles itself. St. Petersberg will just lose gdp to northern port cities.
google plus sucks
google plus sucks 8 ай бұрын
what about rivers and streams? what about leaks and water rising behind the dam? finding all the ancient artifacts of doggerland would be cool though
Jason B
Jason B Ай бұрын
7:45: If the events leading up to the NEED being justified were to happen, Russia's entire northern passage would also be open, and their naval fleets would still have significant ocean access.
eQuALiZeR 2 жыл бұрын
One thing to consider: In the event of war the Netherlands and other countries who would have built on the newly gained land would be extremely vulnerable if someone came and blew up this dam.
epion660 2 жыл бұрын
@YraxZovaldo The problem is, it would be like hole in a bucket, sure. But it'd be an ant, or and aphid trying to fix it. Try fixing the hole in that bucket when there's thousands tons of force pushing the water through.
YraxZovaldo 2 жыл бұрын
@epion660 Wel a hole in such a large dam is like creating a hole in a bucket of water with a needle. It simply takes a really long time for al the water to get replaced. So a hole is probably hard to fix but you have time do to something.
epion660 2 жыл бұрын
@YraxZovaldo How exactly do you intend to stop the ocean flooding? I'm genuinely curious, if you have a way to stop all that water, please tell me. (That might sound sarcastic, but it's really not. I actually want to think this through!)
YraxZovaldo 2 жыл бұрын
@epion660 Nope it won't. It will create a tiny hole that will be fixed before any fouds will happen.
YraxZovaldo 2 жыл бұрын
@Roger Szmodis The crater caused by a nuke is only something like a 100 meters wide. Caused by an underground explosion. A single nuke would still make only a small gap. Multiple nukes will make multiple small gaps. Even then it will take a long time for floodings to happen. It's like making holes in a bucket of water with a needle. If you want to destroy those nations with nukes its easier to just nuke some cities.
mahadevovnl 2 жыл бұрын
Eh, this area within the dams wouldn't be reclaimed land; it would be like the Dutch IJsselmeer: formerly saltwater becoming a freshwater lake. Of course, there would be entry and exit points in all of the dams. They would also be able to provide power and they would, more importantly perhaps, be responsible for drinkable water in Europe for the next few hundred years.
mdsatan Жыл бұрын
The narrator explicitly mentions that these dams would allow control over the water level, en extrapolates that to the possible extreme of just plain poldering the living shit out of it.
Ties van Warmerdam
Ties van Warmerdam 2 жыл бұрын
What they could do, if the dam comes. Is building giant sealocks (idk for sure this is te right word), the dutch are really good in building those and have a lot of experience with sealocks en controller the water level. This could, certainly when they dig canals for the inport and export, work really good.
Dutch countryball
Dutch countryball 11 ай бұрын
The problem for the cargo and stuff I know a solution In the Netherlands in Zeeland we have the deltawerken they are dams that are open but when high water comes they close so you could make ik opening and closing dams
BananenBoerBob 2 жыл бұрын
The slight other side effect of this would be the sea levels elsewhere rising even further. The blocking of shipping could be fixed relatively easily (compared to the scale of the project) but another issue might be the amount of carbon sequestered in that bit of the north sea if you decide to turn it into a giant slab of land. If drilling oil has you worried imagine the enviromental impact of completely killing off all sealife in an area that size, rotting away and releasing their carbon(and other gasses) back into the atmosphere. A similar fate may occur if it turns into a giant fresh water sea. If we don't have a good sollution to global warming before building the dam, doing so might kick global warming up a couple of notches.
Gary Matrix videos
Gary Matrix videos Жыл бұрын
Now I want to see this being built.
Arthur Jastine
Arthur Jastine 2 жыл бұрын
The Dutch people had the most insane ideas. First, a mountain Second, a gigantic dam
Scott Whitley
Scott Whitley 2 жыл бұрын
Tbf living in Scotland it’s pretty good getting to climb a different mountain every weekends or going to lochs ect to camp
Pyrus 2 жыл бұрын
@rayelgatubelo it's actually a call for more measures regarding climate change. It's saying "if we don't do something now, we wi be forced to take insane measures like this one in the future"
NoodleBob 2 жыл бұрын
its not a mountain its a hill xd
LEE Morgan
LEE Morgan 2 жыл бұрын
But they are also capable of completing such a project, dreaming up big ideas thinking of the future
rayelgatubelo 2 жыл бұрын
@Yvonne Yvonne I think it's clear that this is an idea that's very fringe, doesn't have a snowball's chance of happening in real life, and was probably conceived by engineers spending too much time at the coffee shops of Amsterdam.
Utav Takt
Utav Takt Жыл бұрын
Fun fact, parts of the North Sea was above water 8200 years ago. Also, the British isles were connected to the European mainland.
Korilian 2 жыл бұрын
Fun fact: the parts of the Netherlands that aren't threatened but flooding, are now threatened by drought.
Tom Black
Tom Black 11 ай бұрын
Step by step, and co-op with corp. Interesting projects, for many generations.
Particles343 2 жыл бұрын
They could also go for underground cities or floating cities.
Centipede Жыл бұрын
I live in Scotland and if this happens I’d probably have to say goodbye to a lot of islands like the Orkney Islands
Fae-Ray Anthem
Fae-Ray Anthem 2 жыл бұрын
"The price is" Me: oh this is going to hurt. "500 billion" Oh thats not bad actually.
Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un Жыл бұрын
@666 BRLN 999 Not really, jobs would be created and some of the money would flow back through taxes from the companies, investors and workers and the money can be paid off over decades. The countries alone would not pay that anyway, even if they could, with every major project you get private investors, other countries in, which earn through it money and it would be supported by the World Bank, etc..
Tobias Жыл бұрын
Thats only half amazon, i would say…. LETSGOOOO
Jake Жыл бұрын
Yeah I was expecting it to be like 1 trillion or so at least
quartzstatistics Жыл бұрын
the easiest part is to print the money and if short just print some more. The difficult part is to find the hands today to realize. Even to find the hands to feed the world coming years will be a huge challenge (probably impossible) thanks to banks and crazy corrupt elites, politicians and bussinesmogols
ToxicSniper 2 жыл бұрын
A way to get ships through the need is to have gates that can be opened.
LittleThing 2 жыл бұрын
Ok guys. Don’t lie. It’s actually an pretty good plan
Tjalve 2 жыл бұрын
Except it sucks big time because someone doesn't understand how rivers work.
Blocks119 Жыл бұрын
In order to preserve access to shipping and the current coastline it could also be built with lock gates that open at low tide to allow ships through and close at high tide and during storms to prevent flooding. Wouldn't give the benefit of revealing new land but it would protect all those coastlines still and it would leave the option open to reveal new land if all the countries decided to
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