- Draining the Mediterranean.
Having seem The Man In The High Castle and now reading the book they mention this.Posted 6 months ago
Why would they do this? How would they do this?
What happens to the Nile?
How high does the sea level in the rest of the world rise?
Surely they are losing a huge source of food in the sea.
The land wouldn’t be needed as they now have all of Africa for the master race to live in.
I know it’s just a book and the story has some huge holes in it so I’m just wondering why someone would even think of this.aracerSubscriber
A quick google suggests the mean inflow is 0.038*10^6 m³/s, so ~1.2*10^12 m³ every year. The surface area of the med is ~2.5*10^6 km² or ~2.5*10^12 m².
So if the straits were dammed the level would drop about 48cm a year by my back of a fag packet calcs. It would take a while to empty.Posted 6 months ago
perhaps worth damming Straits of Gib anyway to offset sea level rise flooding mediterranean cities.Posted 6 months ago
Apparently a dam could mean better biking weather for us rather than early arrival of the next ice age.
Not sure how this holds with more recent climate projections…Posted 6 months agoalpinMember
Isn’t this kinda happening already? Africa is moving towards Europe/Iberian peninsula. At some point it will collide with Gibraltar.
What would the effect be on low lying areas of Europe (and the world)? All that extra water has to go somewhere… By how much would the draining/evaporation of the Med raise sea levels outside of the Med?
Would we not be left with a gigantic Dead(-Med) Sea? The rivers bring in minerals that don’t evaporate making the water mass more salty over time.Posted 6 months ago
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