Atlantropa: The Insane Plan To Dam The Mediterranean

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More than 150 million people live in coastal cities around the Mediterranean sea, and many of them are under threat from rising sea levels due to climate change. Cities are pouring billions of dollars into dams and mitigation projects to prevent flooding, but there is an idea – an old idea – that could save all of the cities at once. But here’s why damming the Mediterranean is harder than it sounds.

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0:00 – Intro
1:12 – Sea Level Threat
3:11 – The Dam Idea
4:51 – Tangent Cam
6:01 – Cost
7:39 – Why Haven’t We Done This?
10:44 – Atlantropa
12:55 – Crazy Enough to Work?
14:48 – NEED
17:15 – Sponsor – Henson Shaving