A QUICK TRIP TO THE SEASIDE FOR DERBYSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE AND NOTTS FOLK BUT NOT GREAT NEWS FOR THOSE LIVING IN LINCS….
A new climate map has revealed parts of Lincolnshire could be underwater as early as 2030 if global temperatures continue to rise.
The map has been created by top bods at non-profit news organisation Climate Central, a team of scientists and science journalists who analyse and report on climate science.
They have created a series of maps, one of which shows land that is projected to be below the annual flood level. The sections in red show where this could be in 2030.
The maps are based on global-scale datasets for elevation, tides, and coastal flood likelihoods. According to their predictions, Lincolnshire will be one of the worst affected areas of the United Kingdom.
It would make Lincolnshire town Billingborough the new Skegness.
It does mean Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Notts Derby could then be just a 90 minute drive away from the coast.
See for yourself by visiting this interactive map shows how areas all over the world could be affected by flooding.
Three main reasons as why the sea level rises when global temperatures are hotter are:
- Huge ice sheets at the poles melt faster than they form from snowfall loading more water around the earth
- Ice at high altitude melts at higher points
- Heat makes the oceans expand
Experts have stated that human contribution to global warming is from the burning of fossil fuels, factory farming, increasing livestock production and deforestation.