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Monday, 18 July 2011


Even my council is trying to scare me with climate change.

flood defences

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*


  1. If we hadn't saved so much CO2, the weather would be warmer, there'd be more evaporation, and so sea levels would be lower.

    I blame the EcoLoons.

  2. All blamed on climate change then, nothing to do with the fact that the mainland is slowly tilting down towards SE England. I suppose that would require someone to do a bit of reading rather than swallowing BS by the press release load.

  3. If drastic sea level rise really is happening, why did Al Gore spend several million dollars on a sea front property?

  4. If the Netherlands is not worried, Sheerness can probably relax, the poor diddums.
    Anyway, it's all made-up BS, possibly intended to soften up the taxpayers before hitting them with sea wall improvement costs.

  5. If the SE is sinking, giving the illusion that the sea level is rising, then the solution is for more people and/or immigrants to move to Scotland to provide more Balance and reduce the sinking.


  6. Usual recycling, but not what they said in 2007 -

  7. It's possible that the sea level may be changing in the South of England, [god knows where sheerness is] due to a phenomena called 'post glacial rebound.

    Essentially the South of England is dropping in relation to the sea level, whereas the north and Scotland is rising. A result of the removal of the ice after the last ice age.

    The Sea level may be rising in the south but not for the reasons the Green fascists would have us beleive.


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