Sea-level won’t threaten the Netherlands

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2 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands will not be flooded, but the sea-level will be higher than in other parts of the world until 2100. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP) and the Netherlands Meteorological Bureau (KNMI) said this on Friday after the publication of the UN’s climate report.

2 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands will not be flooded, but the sea-level will be higher than in other parts of the world until 2100. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP) and the Netherlands Meteorological Bureau (KNMI) said this on Friday after the publication of the UN’s climate report.

The UN’s climate panel (IPCC) said in the report presented in Paris that sea-level will rise 18 to 59 centimetres by 2100. That is a narrower margin than it reported in its last report in 2001. At that time the UN forecast a rise of 9 to 88 centimetres

The  MNP and the KNMI report that the Netherlands is not in any great danger of being submerged. They say an increase of up to 1 metre per century or up to 5 metres in the very long term can be accommodated with the existing techniques and the current level of expenditure on coastal protection.

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