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London could be replaced as the capital of the UK amid fears that the city will be submerged by floods Science | News

London could be replaced as the capital of the UK amid fears that the city will be submerged by floods  Science |  News

Sir David King, chairman of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, has warned strongly that Britain’s largest coastal cities, including the capital of England, are in danger due to rising sea levels. In a speech to the Mirror, the lead researcher said the UK is likely to witness more extreme weather, such as storms and floods, unless the climate crisis is slowed down.

“We are an island nation, which means the biggest challenge we face from climate change is rising sea levels and storms at sea,” he told the Mirror.

“And storms at sea when you are an island nation also mean storms inland, so the net result is that our coastal areas are under attack while our rivers are flooding.

“If you think of London with the Thames flooding and also coming up the Thames estuary.[you have] attacks from floods on both sides. ”

The rising water levels are mostly due to the combination of melting glaciers and thermal expansion of seawater when heated.

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He continued: “If we run forward in time and we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current level, we can no longer defend our valuable assets and we should start moving to higher ground.

“What am I talking about?

“I speak, for example. About the capital.

‘This is already happening in Indonesia, the government is moving the capital from higher country because Jakarta is already so severely flooded.

“They have rising sea levels, Jakarta is sitting very close to the sea surface and it is a place with an estuary so the estuaries are flooding at the same time as the storms are flooding from the sea so Jakarta is no longer viable for the next 20 to 30 years. ”

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