Climate change will force some UK communities to move, official says


Houses on the east coast of England, photographed in 2020. On Tuesday, the chief executive of the U.K.’s Environment Agency said climate change meant some coastal communities would have to move.

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The chief executive of the U.K.’s Environment Agency has issued a stark warning to coastal communities, acknowledging that the effects of climate change will force people — both in the U.K. and abroad — to relocate due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

Referring to what he described as the “hardest of all the inconvenient truths,” James Bevan said that in the long term, climate change meant “some of our communities, both in this country and…


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