London's increasing risk of sea level rise

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  • London's increasing risk of sea level rise
    • Political
      • Gov want to build 200,000 homes on thamesfloodplain
    • Economic
      • Loss of infrastructure: 400 schools, 16 hospitals, 68 underground stations. The city of London and London's economy.
    • Physical
      • Flat, less than 1-2 metres above sea level. Thames is tidal.
    • Environmental
      • Climate change and rising sea level - unpredictable. Increasing the frequency and magnitude of storms.
    • Social
      • people complacent b/c there is Thames barrier but it  was not designeed for this magnitude of event. Want to live there b/c river view.
  • Gov want to build 200,000 homes on thamesfloodplain

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