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Inches from disaster: crisis faces Britain's crumbling coastline

As the climate emergency brings rising seas and cliff erosion, seaside towns are mounting a losing battle to save homesRetired trawlerman Armand Toms runs his finger along a knee-high mark on the diesel tanks used to refill the 50 or so fishing and tripping boats moored in Looe's harbour in south-east Cornwall."The sea got up to here in 2014," says the 65-year-old, before raising his hand towards the top of the tanks. "If we get a metre more by the end of the century - is anything going to survive here?" Toms, an independent councillor, who represents Looe East on Cornwall council, has seen the town flood throughout his life. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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