Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Their Levees vs. Our Levees

[posted by T.C.]

Here's how the British hold back the waters of the Thames and keep the high tide from flooding

And this is the Dutch solution to protecting an entire nation that mostly rests below sea level:

The Italians are using high tech engineering defending their city on the sea, Venice - giant platforms on hinges raise up to break the waves when they get too high.

And the richest, most powerful and technologically advanced nation on earth?

Hey, it takes a lot of money to keep corrupt politicians corrupt....