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Facing up to rising sea levels

Date
20 July 2010

'Facing up to Rising Sea Levels: Retreat, Defend, Attack?' warns that the future of our coastal cities is in jeopardy due to:

  • Rising sea levels
  • Sinking landmasses
  • An increase in storm frequency

With over 12,000km of coastline, radical thinking is urgently needed to protect the UK’s at-risk communities from extreme flooding.

Focusing on Kingston upon Hull and Portsmouth, the research presents six scenarios set up to 90 years in the future.

Facing up to rising sea levels

Content type: Policy

Authors: ICE

  • Andrew Wescott, head of policy and public affairs at ICE