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London especially vulnerable to sea level rise, with climate change

Independent 5th Oct 2018 , The UK capital is increasingly vulnerable as a result of sea level rises
and will have to use its main flood defence, the Thames Barrier, more

London is among the cities identified as being at risk of major
flooding, according to a new report. Sea levels are expected to rise by
over 40cm unless global warming is limited to 1.5C above pre-industrial
levels, the more ambitious target set by the Paris climate agreement.

An analysis released by Christian Aid as nations meet in Korea to finalise a
major UN climate change report concerning the 1.5C target looks at some of
the coastal cities most at risk. Climate change could act as a “threat
multiplier” to existing problems such as sinking ground and subsidence,
water extraction and bad planning.

London’s sinking problem is largely a vestige of the last ice age when glaciers that weighed Scotland down and
lifted up the south like a see-saw melted and reversed the effect,according to the study.

October 5, 2018 - Posted by | climate change, UK

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