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Flirting with retreat along Britain's battered shores

12 Jan 2015, Reuters; TRF

'We will have to retreat sooner or later as sea levels rise - the financial costs of holding the shoreline in place will eventually force our hand,' said geologist Andrew Cooper, professor of coastal studies at the University of Ulster. 'But I'm afraid we will only come to that point, kicking and screaming, when we have exhausted our money.'...


National Platform
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2007 340,000
Storm 1998 250,000
Flood 2007 30,000
Storm 2000 19,504
Storm 1996 12,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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