Not just them beaches are at risk of erosion due tosea level risebut also the cliffs and the rocky shores. The rise of the oceans will cause a major retreat, even in the areas that seem to be more protected by the sea.
A study of theImperial College Londoncoordinated by Jennifer Shadrick and published in the magazine Nature communicationshows that by 2100 the rate of cliff erosion could be up to 10 times faster than today.
The risks of beach erosion have been underlined for years by the scientists and the damage in some parts of the world, including Italy, is clearly visible. THE risks for rocky coasts, considered by their nature to be much more resistant than the beaches, were considered very few. The study conducted by British researchers is one of the very first to address this issue, especially considering the analysis British countries.
Scientists have determined that their erosion rate it will be able to accelerate 3 to 7 times, up to 10 times faster than in past millennia. By 2100 in some areas such as Devon And Yorkshire the cliffs could recede as much as 50 feet (15 m).
Sea level rise is accelerating and our results confirm that the retreat of the rocky coast will accelerate with this. It’s not a question of if, but when.
Jennifer Shadrick, Research Coordinator
Source: Lega Nerd
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