“From the first moment settlers in this small nation started pumping water to clear land for farms and houses, water has been the central, existential fact of life in the Netherlands, a daily matter of survival and national identity. No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country on the edge of the Continent. Much of the nation sits below sea level and is gradually sinking. Now climate change brings the prospect of rising tides and fiercer storms … From a Dutch mind-set, climate change is not a hypothetical or a drag on the economy, but an opportunity.” From the NYT: The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching. (If they don’t tell us the solutions soon, we’re gonna be watching through scuba masks.)