kottke.org posts about floods

There's going to be a floodie floodieDec 10 2009

Five million years ago, a flood filled the Mediterranean Sea in only two years.

In a period ranging from a few months to two years, the scientists say that 90% of the water was transferred into the basin. "This extremely abrupt flood may have involved peak rates of sea level rise in the Mediterranean of more than 10m per day," he and his colleagues wrote in the Nature paper.

Scientists are worried that the floodgates beingMar 23 2007

Scientists are worried that the floodgates being built to protect Venice from high tides will be insufficient if the sea level rises too much due to climate change. If sea level rises 4 meters, much of Venice and the surrounding area would be underwater. (See also: Belgium and The Netherlands.)

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