Sea level rise will make coastal communities 'unviable within our children’s lifetime’

The UK is likely to see at least one-metre sea level rise and people and assets should be relocated away from coastlines where it will not be be “affordable or sustainable to protect” them, say government advisers

Brighton beachfront
Areas along the east and south-west coasts are most a risk of rising sea levels, according to the committee's report

The UK is likely to see at least one-metre sea level rise “within our children’s lifetime” and people and assets should be relocated away from coastlines where it will not be be “affordable or sustainable to protect” them, the government’s climate change advisers warned today.

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