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How many villages have been lost in Holderness?
32
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What percent of the Holderness Coastline in undeveloped?
90%
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How much funding was given to Holderness in 2009 and how much was left by then?
£1.2 million, £100,000 left by 2013
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How much of the Australian coastline is at risk from flooding?
80%
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What cost would a 1 metre sea level rise cause?
$162 billion
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How many people would be effected by a 1 metre sea level rise in the Philippines?
2.3 million
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Sea level rise rate in the Philippines?
5.8mm
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Why is the Nile Delta eroding so fast?
Made from soft clay, protective off shore bars have been eroded, global warming
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How much is the Nila Delta land sinking per year?
2mm
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How many homes were flooded in the 2013 UK storm surge?
1400
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What was the cost if damage from the 2013 UK storm surge?
£15 billion
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How many times was the Thames Barrier closed in Jan 2013?
10 times
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Why is Bangladesh vulnerable to storm surges?
Himilayan snow melt, deforestation, 46% of country live below 10m, on flood plain of 3 major rivers
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What was the cost of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh?
£1.7 billion, 3360 fatalities
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How high above sea level is Kiribati?
4 metres
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What is the average height above sea level for the Maldives?
1.5 metres
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What did the Indian Ocean Tsunami provoke the Maldives to do?
Move people from its lowest islands to its highest
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What waves are most damaging to Happisburgh?
North Sea with a long fetch
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What area does Happisburgh act as a barrier to and what are the effects if it erodes away?
Norfolk Broads, if flood with sea water fish will die
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