‘No coming back from erosion’: UK coastal towns will need to relocate due to climate crisis

‘In some places the right answer will be to move communities away from danger,’ Sir James Bevan says

<p>Erosion of the Norfolk sandy cliffs and sand dunes has caused many buildings and farmland to be lost to the sea</p>

Erosion of the Norfolk sandy cliffs and sand dunes has caused many buildings and farmland to be lost to the sea

The climate crisis will inevitably mean British coastal communities will have to move elsewhere, according to the leader of England’s environment body.

Sir James Bevan gave a stark assessment of how flooding and cliff erosion will shape the outer edges of the country in a speech on Tuesday.

Both are increasing threats to coastal communities as the climate crisis causes sea levels to rise and extreme weather events to become more frequent.

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