THE NEW COAST

According to scientific research it is not the question if, but when coastal regions in the world will loose land as a result of climate change.

As a documentary photographer Michael has traveled the world to tell stories. With an increasing frequency he came into touch with the impact of climate change. He photographed flooded areas and talked to people who, for years on end, saw their harvest fail and saw no other solution than to leave their homes. But what are the consequences for his home country, The Netherlands? That’s a question that has kept him busy for the last two years.

Scientists agree that if the temperatures keep rising the icecaps will melt further and the permafrost will disappear, causing ocean levels to rise more than just a few meters. A new Dutch coastline will then come urgently close.
But where will this new coastline come to be and who will come to live at sea?

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