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How can Køge Bay look like in 2050, according to a new report.
With a new method, scientists in the US have found out, that the floods will come to hit three times more people than previously thought. On the list are more cities, as the researchers predict, will be flooded.
Køge Bay appears as one of the areas that will be particularly affected in Denmark.
With many floods in aim can end up with a large bill if the local authority does not ensure. Dikes, sandbags, and coastal protection are some potential solutions that citizens and the municipality are talking about.
In Denmark, and specially in Køge has been made very exact calculations of the future will also have.
Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen is professor at DTU with a specialization in climate change and sea level rise.
- This is particularly true in the southern waters of copenhagen to Køge Bay. In general, it is bad for in areas to the Baltic sea.
- Furthermore, the internal waters are at risk, while the area next to the North sea is not being hit so hard, he says.
Ekstra Bladet has spoken with some of the citizens of Køge, which can look forward to soaking wet backyards.
65 years and has its own murefirma. He lives in Ølsemagle at Køge North right out to the water.
- We have suffered from flooding a number of times. The municipality has so far been insanely helpful. Eventually they came out with the pumps and secured the houses.
- It is clear, that if the problem can not be stopped, our houses worth less. But we have conversations with the municipality about how we can ensure.
- I think it is fair enough that we citizens must pay for kystsikringen, for it is us who have chosen to live in a risk area.
- We have, fortunately, two large tanger, which operates a bit like a barricade. So the water level must rise very quickly and before we can not reach to do something.
is 46 and 50 years and both work as social and health care assistants. They live on the opposite side of the water by Københavnsvej in Ølsemagle.
- I have often thought how close to the water we actually live. It is surprising that there have been several floods here. But it is really scary to think that in the future it is going to happen more often, says Mikael, and continues:
- I think that it should be the state, which shall stand for kystsikringen. It may not fit, that we must pay for it, just because we are living in an unfortunate area, which gets flooded for maybe 30 years. For if it is because of climate change, so it is a common task. You pollute after all, no matter where you live. And I don't think that we in the municipality should be fine for.
- for example, We have no children, but we are also helping to pay for schools, kindergartens and crèches. For it is of course also a common task, believe Felix.
- whether you live high or low, expensive or inexpensive, should all be able to afford to be able to ensure its housing. It is after all, not all municipalities can afford it, explains Felix, and Mikael votes in.
- So, you avoid the also, that the municipalities want something different, concludes Mikael.
Aage Johan Kristensen has lived for 44 years on the side of the Københavnsvej, which is not in the same degree has been plagued by flooding in the past. Photo: Kenneth Meyer
is 75 years old pensioner. He lives in Ølsemagle and have not even experienced having a flood in the house, but the neighbors have.
- I'm completely indifferent with it there. I am the death at the time, so it is not something I am going to have to deal me to.
- I think, actually not great at it. It comes not to happen. They always talk about it, but I have not seen anything happen yet. And I have after all lived here for 44 years.
- So all that, I don't want to go up in.