The Insane Dutch Plan to Dam the North Sea

Publisert 13. okt.. 2020
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  • WW3 can start with this cause People Will get *MAD* cause they become landlocked

  • Wendover productions, the insane North Sea plan to dam the Dutch.

  • YEET GEKOLONISEERD

  • So why not connect the Eastern tip of Britain to the tip of Denmark That way Russia gets a win win Add and entrance and an exit and win win win

  • Tbh a post-Brexit Britain becoming connected to mainland Europe would be a hilarious outcome.

  • Gotta be the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in my entire life. Who took the time to produce this shite?

  • why does shetland sound funny to me?

  • They could never build the longest dam across to Norway for 500 billion euros! This estimate is very obviously a lie! And, say they do manage to build the dam, they will suddenly discover subsidence issues from all that oil they have withdrawn over the last 30to 40 years! I hope no taxpayer dollars are being wasted on any feasibility studies! ( Well, on second thought, if the EU is stupid enough to entertain such ideas, perhaps it deserves to be impoverished!)

  • Sea levels are rising because of the decline in global temperatures since 1998. This means more water is turned to ice, thus causing sea levels to rise. If only 'global warming' was real! That's what we need - for many reasons. But sadly, if past history is anything to go by, temperatures will continue to decline. And it will be three centuries before we hit our next warming cycle.

  • I'd love to see this dam go up in my lifetime and see "Doggerland"

  • Max max max super max max

  • 9:00 We humans can stop emiting CO2 into the atmosphere and slow down the warming of the earth. But we humans are only one of the factors next to the natural ones. At some point this plan still needs to be reconsidered, but lots of years later.

  • 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.

  • Countries around North sea: Guys! We will be drowning due to rising sea level. Netherlands: "Dam" the sea.

  • Global warming debate be like Mediator: So, what country most caused global warming Country 1: you, country 2 Country 2:No you Country 1:No you Country 2:No you Country 1:No you Country 2:No you 100 years later: why we debate on sea?

  • If the dam is not built my birthplace will flood

  • 7:13 🤣🤣

  • Im taking notes and I don't understand what 2:18 means, is that an accepted standard for evaluating flood safety systems? What about this system makes it safe for the Western side of the country (not considering projected sea level rise) for 10,000 years? How bad would this flood be? Thank you

  • Besides height, the dams would need to be vastly wide, not only to withstand the incessant pounding from the Atlantic but also to protect against any form of attack. The dam would need to be so wide that the crater from the biggest nuke wouldn't breach it. Because if you don't do that millions of people could die very quickly in the event of a terrorist attack or all-out war.

  • 0/10^10^34^2^10^10 ^35^5^7^2 is ufe

  • dam that is insane

  • Dutch: I have a plan Arthur

  • Easy solution - you want to solve the rising sea level issue, nuke the ocean until the water evaporates. We'll deal with an inhabitable hellscape after we solve the sea level issue.

  • Imagine how many wars would happen over the lands

  • The highest peak of the Netherlands is a person

  • O P G E K A N K E R T

  • Imagine someone sabotage it

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

  • easier option? Flood the worlds deserts with ocean waters

  • Congratulation you just created a salt evaporation bed, wreaked the environment, and a desert

  • Neanderthals for Neatherlands.

  • The word dutch and plan always end bad

  • 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

  • That's gonna fuck over trade lmao

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

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

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

  • What about Ireland and ni

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

  • *nothing's insane here*

  • Meanwhile, Ireland is flooded. Oops

  • 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

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

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

  • That would never work.

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

  • ehh?

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

  • Dutch: I have a plan!

  • 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

  • BadLandChugs: "Enough talk".

  • Great and interesting videos!

  • Would actually be really cool if they did this but people suck and argue sooo probably not.

  • I don’t like the name “doggerland” how about “poggerland ?

  • 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

  • Its just Atlantropa but with extra steps

  • ...I live in holland ...I visited university and love to follow the news +scientific developments ... but I never heard of a plan like this ....no dutch government will be so insane to discuss these nonsense .....where did you find this humbug nonsense?.....

    • .. 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 .....no politician or engineer will take these plans seriously .... where did you find this information?.....

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

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

  • Yeah I live 5 meters (16 feet) below sea level lol...

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • Lol. “Climate refugees”

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ?????????????

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • This is just bull

  • The dutch be like: Well Britannia can't rule the waves if there aren't any.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • tough to believe due to the brexit

  • 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 !

  • Liar, Lair ! You are using fake news stats !

  • As Marcostyle would say zee a later

  • Imagine WW3 begins because of disputes between Germany, UK, France and Netherlands for those new territories

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • This will not ever occur.

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

  • 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.

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

  • that would suck to work on

  • thats the most dutch thing ive ever heard

  • 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 1337 Better dying underwater than in a direct nuclear fire!

    • @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...

    • 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

  • 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?

  • tough to believe due to the brexit

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

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

  • 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.

  • Just move away from the coasts. Stop living in an area that is unsafe.

  • everyone gangsta till the dam breaks