Raising the splash wall on Sidmouth’s Esplanade: debate

The Telegraph today looks at the most recent analysis coming out of the UN:

A new report predicts that, even with significant emission cuts, sea levels will rise by the end of the century, with serious coastal flooding becoming hundreds of times more frequent.

Climate change now irreversible due to warming oceans, UN body warns | Telegraph

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The BBC gives further analysis:

Climate change: UN panel signals red alert on ‘Blue Planet’ | BBC News

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The Scottish Daily Record warns that it might be untenable to live by the sea:

Experts warn people not to buy homes by the sea amid climate change crisis | Daily Record

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And The Conversation suggests that ‘we can do something’:

The question, then, is whether we who live by the sea can do something – but as these news pages have reported, Sidmouth people are not happy about the rather insensitive way the council have handled any way ahead:

Raising the splash wall on Sidmouth’s Esplanade: reaction

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The latest on the Sidmouth Community pages considers the latest news:

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BBC on the six o’clock news just lead with the headline that severe costal flooding could soon be a yearly occurrence by 2050! Still think we don’t need a wall? Seems the council were acting on sound advice from reliable sources.

Claire-louise Jinks

BBC on the six o’clock news just lead with the headline that severe costal flooding could soon be a yearly occurrence by 2050! Still think we don’t need a wall? Seems the council were acting on sound advice from reliable sources.

  • Nicky Mon The operative words here are “may”, “could” and “by 2050”.
    There “COULD” be a yearly occurrence.
    Their “MAY” be an inevitability.See more
  • Ros Green So long as it’s well researched & not a knee jerk reaction & is maybe part of a cohesive defence plan including other means then YES. However let’s explore the aesthetics & look at the alternative materials too.

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