Sweden And Finland Coastlines Rise Faster Than Sea levels

Samuel Reason | September 30th, 2018

Some are worried about the rising levels of the sea due to global warming and pollutions, and for many countries, it is a true danger. If you are living on the coastlines of Sweden and Finland though, well you have won the golden ticket, no need to evacuate anytime soon.


Research has revealed that Scandinavian coasts are now rising faster than the sea level, meaning there is no danger of any flooding. And you may think this is a good thing, well it is actually a cause for concern also! A stone age camp that was was once a bustling Baltic export, is now 125 miles from the coast. And there are even places now used for cattle to graze, that during the 15th century were the seabed.

Take the port of Lulea in Sweden for example, which is now facing a true danger of becoming too shallow for ships to dock in. If the islands of Greece and Maldives are worried about being swallowed up, the Nordic countries have a completely different fear: what if the boats can’t come in anymore? The Baltic sea continues to recede year after year.

The coastline sees an uplift of over a centimeter a year, which is the biggest rate in the world. Gradually human-built settlements and docks are moving further away from the sea, it will be years before it really becomes a problem – but people are wondering what can be done to solve this problem?

Lulea is already planning to deepen its port by 2020, with the price tag of over $200 million. But if they want to continue to accommodate larger vessels then it will be required. Facebook is already investing in a new data center on land in Lulea that once was covered in ocean. And Lulea’s old town, for example, was once an island! Now it is miles away from the sea with no risks of being flooded.

A strange example of an opposite environmental change happening in different parts of the world, but alas they are both causing danger.

Next Article
  • The Everlasting Storm In Venezuela

    In Venezuela, you can find a place which is the unofficial lightning capital of the world! Most people flee when the storms hit as they are extremely dangerous, but a couple of people have been known to stick around and take beautiful photos. This bizarre raging storm that never ends has stupefied scientists and weather...

    Read More
  • The Most Haunted Island In The World

    Poveglia in Italy is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The government has deemed it so strange it is illegal to go onto this Italian island and it sits empty, forgotten by the world. A small island between Lido and Venice it is part of the Venetian lagoon in...

    Read More
  • The Man Who Just Simply Kept Walking Out Of Prison

    A Texas prisoner by the name of Steven Jay Russell, in 1998, was given a very special parole due to health issues. He was allowed to go and rest in a hospice due to his medical records: he was suffering from HIV/AIDS and it was thought he would not survive much longer at all. And...

    Read More
  • During Medieval England Woman Dominated The Brewing Industry

    During the 18th century if you happened to travel around England, then you will have come across an Alewife, there were several notorious ones such as Mother Louse. In fact, during this era, woman dominated the whole of the brewing industry. Also known as a Brewer or a Brewster, this historical term Alewife was used...

    Read More
  • Is It Opposite Day Or Do I Have Situs Inversus

    If you happen to suffer from Situs Inversus then you may believe you are constantly looking in a mirror or that opposite day is actually a real and true reality. But that would of course not be true, your organs are simply placed in a mirror image of what is the norm. An extremely rare...

    Read More
  • Prehistoric Armadillo The Size Of A Car

    When it comes to prehistoric times it really is as if every animal was bigger than its modern counterpart. Mammoths were bigger than elephants and sloths were even taller than elephants! Some researchers have even found alligators and crocodiles that grew to the size of a city bus. And this holds true for the armadillo...

    Read More
  • People Turning Into Real Living Statues

    For most people if you fall down or have a minor injury it is not usually a big deal, maybe a little a painful and that's all but this is not the case for everyone. Some individuals live in real fear of a small injury, this is known as Stone Man Syndrome. Every little injury...

    Read More
  • The Tuna Fish Is So Strong It Can Cook Itself

    There is one fish in the ocean that you may not want to come across on a day of ocean fishing. If you happen to be out on a boating trip with some deep sea fishing in the Atlantic then you could come across the warm-blooded Atlantic bluefin tuna. This happens to be one of...

    Read More