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 I travel the world to tell stories. With an increasing frequency I come into touch with the impact of climate change. I photographed flooded areas and talked to people who, for years on end, saw their harvest fail and saw now other solution than to leave their homes. But what are the consequences for my home country, The Netherlands? That’s a question that has kept me 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 coast come to be and who will come to live at sea?

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