Letter: A sea change

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The Independent Online
I WAS confused to read in the article "The heart of Britain is slipping South" (26 November) that the centre of gravity of the British population is moving southward, and will continue to do so until it crosses the coast at Worthing in 2771 AD.

Barring the possibility of areclamation of the Channel, or a huge number of people setting up home beneath the waves, how can the fulcrum on which the population balances desert dry land (even with another 775 years of Tory government)? Have the authors forgotten the laws of physics?

D Whiting

London N8