The assessment that was made 7 years ago is that Fairbourne in North Wales will not be protected beyond 2054 due to the impact of the rising sea level. The Government has already provided protection but has concluded that it cannot do so for ever. According to this news piece
Predicting faster sea level rises and more frequent and extreme storms due to global warming, the government said it could only afford to keep defending the village for another 40 years. Officials said that by 2054, it would no longer by safe or sustainable to live in Fairbourne.
The loss of a village like Fairbourne is a very tragic issue in our nation and it should act as a very significant warning for those people who are not aware of the impact of the increase of sea level rises which will destroy other areas and indeed a number of Islands and seriously impact other locations such as Netherlands which is referred to in this news piece. The history of Brighton and Hove is that in the 1740’s we benefited from funds from across the UK to protect our village of Brighton from the threat of the sea. Let us hope that all of us can come together and call on the Government to significantly raise the theme of the threat of the sea and indeed many other environmental issues. Let us hope that in due course the Green Party and the hard work of Caroline Lucas will play a key part in that. The end of COP26 is clearly not gone far enough and we need to persuade the Government to revisit its themes in the next few months. Indeed Caroline has a private members Bill which is now waiting for its second reading, perhaps that will assist the Government to raise its understanding?