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Coastal flooding and peat bogs | Letters

28.11.2018
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More than 15,000 buildings were built in coastal areas at significant risk of coastal flooding in the UK between 2005 and 2014, write Tom Spencer and Gerd Masselink. Meanwhile Alastair Edwards says the Irish shouldn't be bashed too much over their carbon emissions, but Dr John Doherty warns against erecting wind turbines on boglandThe UK Climate Projections 2018 study predicts significant sea level rise around the UK coastline by 2100 (Climate change 'may force people to quit flood areas', 27 November) and, in announcing the report, the secretary of state for the environment says "we will be looking at ways we can encourage every local area to strive for greater overall resilience".Yet only a month ago, the government's own advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, argued strongly that current methods being used to protect England's coastal communities are not fit for purpose. Their report showed that between 2005 and 2014, over 15,000 buildings were built in coastal areas at significant risk of coastal flooding and/or erosion. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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