Sea level rise in England will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050, data shows

The Guardian says sea level rise will put about 200,000 coastal properties at risk in England within 30 years, new data suggests, as the climate crisis takes hold.

Sea level rise in England will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050, data shows

The Guardian says sea level rise will put about 200,000 coastal properties at risk in England within 30 years, new data suggests, as the climate crisis takes hold.

These are the homes that may not end up being saved because it would be very expensive to try, by measures such as seawalls and other coastal defences. Some of the areas most at risk include North Somerset, Sedgemoor, Wyre, and Swale.

The study comes after warnings last week from the head of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, that many homes would be impossible or uneconomic to save, and whole communities would have to move inland, which he called “the hardest of all inconvenient truths”.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/15/sea-level-rise-in-england-will-force-200000-to-abandon-homes-data-shows

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