UK news The quiet Cambs town that could end up underwater by 2050 last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The town of 9,000 people could be underwater in 30 years according to one climate report
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! While Cambridgeshire might not have a coastline, one of it's most significant features is how flat it is, which means if sea levels do continue to rise large parts of the county could become flooded permanently. Already this year the county has experienced severe flooding after heavy amounts of rainfall. Because of the county's flatness and the abundance of rivers, Cambridgeshire is very susceptible to the effects of climate change. Almost all of Fenland is only a few metres above sea level, and if the ice caps continue to melt sea levels will rise considerably in the next 30 years. CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. A study in 2015 by Climate Central says that if temperatures were to increase by around 3.2C the seas could rise by as much as 10 meters.
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. Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough would have areas underwater if nothing was done to prevent it from happening, while Ely would become an actual island. But the neighbouring town of Littleport, which has around 9,000 people living there, would find itself completely underwater. The town actually sits at the bottom of a hill, where there are a few lucky houses that would survive. You can see more local news stories from your area in the widget below:
The town would have been mostly underwater before the Fens were drained in the 18 and 19th centuries. And today it has the River Great Ouse flowing right through the middle of town and is surrounded on all sides by marshland, fens and sluices that keep it from flooding every day. While this wouldn't happen overnight. Sea levels have been steadily increasing. Sea levels don't rise that much every year, but by the time it starts becoming very noticeable, it will be too late.