Effects of Climate Change - UK (Case Study)

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  • Effects of Climate Change - Sea Level Rises (SEE) (UK Case Study)
    • Society
      • homes low lying will flood if coastal defences not built
        • e.g. Belfast & areas around Strangford Lough could be affected
    • Environment
      • if coastal areas flooded
        • ecosystems not have time to adapt climate change
      • some species will become extinct
        • e.g. salt marshes of Norfolk
    • Economy
      • flood defences extremely expensive to build & maintain (£20 million + per year, government spending)
      • insurance companies pay increasing amount of  money in compensation
      • house prices will be pushed up further

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