Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Or they could think about moving the capital ...

... a feasibility study is to report shortly on building a second Thames barrier. If global warming really is happening, then it won't only be places such as the Maldives which risk losing territory to rising sea-levels. What'll they do in 100 years - build a third barrier (or will it be the fourth by then), or will it have been thought better to move government out of the over-crowded and more importantly low-lying south-east of England? Environment Minister Phil Woolas may think people need to face up to the seriousness and imminence of what might be coming - I don't think trying to hold back the tide addresses the threat fully.

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