Monday, March 9, 2009

Rising sea levels from global warming 'could wipe out Norfolk Broads'

Rising sea levels caused by global warming could destroy the Norfolk Broads and Thames Estuary within a hundred years, climatologists will warn this week.

Mar 08 2009 - Low lying areas of the UK are under threat because the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting faster than previously thought. And climate change is also likely to lead to super storms which will batter the coastlines of Britain.

Cities including London, Hull and Portsmouth are all likely to need new defences to prevent devastating flooding. The dire warning will be made at a climate change conference in Copenhagen this week.

Dr David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey told the Observer: "It is now clear that there are going to be massive flooding disasters around the globe. More >>>