1 EAGLETON NOTES: Sea Level Rise



Saturday, 6 September 2008

Sea Level Rise

Yesterday Ian did a blog posting on Sea Level Rise.  That, of course set me off wondering about the effect a rise would have on my house.   Not that, you will understand, I have any concerns for the house itself which is way above any current predictions.  However I live on a peninsula and the isthmus separating the Eye Peninsula or Point would be a concern after a very small rise in sea level. The map gives a bit of comfort because at a 1 metre rise the effect is minimal.   In reality the effect would be disastrous because even at current sea levels every time we have a major storm from the south west combined with a high tide the isthmus is closed as the sea comes over the road.  

To keep the map on a par with the maps on Ian's blog this one shows the effect at a 7 metre rise.

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