Climate change ‘will wreak havoc on Britain’s coastline by 2050’

In the Guardian today Jamie Doward reports on a new study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that warns that “Millions living near the coast are likely to be hit by rising sea levels, erosion and storm surges” and that “the total rise in sea levels off the UK coast may exceed one metre, and could potentially reach two metres”. They warn that “the frequency of intense storm events is expected to increase and, along with the rise in sea level, to lead to more coastal flooding”.

Sefton Council produced a report Report titled  “Coastal Erosion predictions
for Formby Point,  Merseyside”
This predicts that the shoreline at Formby Point in 2105 will begin to encroach on the outskirts of Formby village itself. See the photo below, manipulated to illustrate the possible outcome below based on the findings in this report.


About Councillor, Sefton MBC

Councillor, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Victoria Ward, Ward Chair'
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