It sounds like a job for man-made global warming! er, man-made global climate change! er, that’s the ticket!
That’s way too far east to be Numenor.
Between this and places like Liverpool, Whetwang, and Shitterton, can we not petition the U.N. to forever stop the British from naming things?
It’s named after it’s most prominent modern feature, Dogger Bank, a shallow that big ships have to navigate around.
I’d bet dollars and donuts the British named Dogger Bank. But only after they found out Booger Ridge was taken.
The whole sensationalist aspect of this story is the presumption that no one has heard of the ice ages. 18,000: large % of the earth’s water tied up in huge ice sheets = lots of land now covered by oceans were dry. Ice sheets melt = low-lying land now covered with water.
And, in case we’ve forgotten, the ice sheets melted long before there was enough human activity to materially affect them.
No one is talking about the Ice Age, we’re talking about Numenor! NUMENOR!!!
It’s too far east, unless Valinor was actually on the European landmass. In which case I’m certain it’s still east of Arnor. [/nerd]
Not Numenor, but drowned Lyonesse.