Even my council is trying to scare me with climate change.
SEA levels in Sheerness are rising, according to a report by environmental bodies, leading a conservation group to warn of an increasing flood risk.
A report entitled London's Environment Revealed, said the sea level at the mouth of the Thames Estuary in Sheerness is rising at a rate of 1.5mm a year.
Further on they report.
The report said: "Climate change is likely to increase mean sea levels, increase peak surge tide levels and increase wave heights. Rising sea level has the potential to increase flood risk."
If they’re that concerned why do they use the word “Likely” (My embolden)? If they’re that sure then why not use the word “will”?
Then of course it is some of the usual suspects.
The study – commissioned by the Environment Agency, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London's office.
But then of course they miss the bloody obvious.
Much of Sheerness as well as Sheppey is below sea-level and so is prone to flooding. You can find references to this as far back as Samuel Pepys, when he was responsible for dockyards and was choosing sites to defend the Thames. Parts of the current sea wall around Sheerness was built following the 1978 floods.
King Richard II ordered coastal defences to be built on the Island.
Flooding did great damage to Sheppey, seawall has to be rebuilt at Cheyne Rock and heightened along its 2 mile length.
Island cut off from mainland by snow and floods. And again in 1979 with floods.
However they end up ruining their own argument
The spokesman said: "This is showing us that the defences are still providing a standard of protection to a 0.5 per cent chance of flooding in any given year in the Sheerness area.
We’re all doomed I say.
*Then again, I live on the opposite side of the county*