The Netherlands is famous for its polders and dikes. We are known as that industrious little nation on the North Sea that has successfully kept the sea at bay for centuries. But the sea that we have been fighting for our entire history was not increasing in volume. This situation is now being seriously disrupted by warming seawater and melting glaciers and ice caps, leading to a slow but steady sea level rise.
Rising sea levels due to climate change have severe consequences for coastal populations and ecosystems all around the world. Understanding sea-level rise is important for low-lying countries such as the Netherlands. It is of specific the interest for vulnerable ecological and morphodynamic regions, such as the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage region.
After my research and visiting different delta areas in The Netherlands one thing is certain:, we no longer hold our future in our own hands. We are directly dependent on the success or failure of current international climate policy for our continued existence. And because it is very uncertain whether that policy will really achieve results, experts warn that we as a country must have a fully-fledged plan that also considers the possibility that the Netherlands may not make it and that identifies our alternative options.
After analizing old postcards I realized that many inhabitants have natural red hair. For this reason I decided to work only with models have naturally red hair.
Special thanks to:
Diversity models Selina & Yanaika
The child models