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Seems the Government have come to the conclusion that we can't "hold back the sea" - well King Canute could have told them that! :wink: Rather than the continued fight against coastal errosion, areas of our coast will be surrendered to the encroaching sea - anyone got any better ideas? :?:wink:

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Take a look over the other side of the North Sea, the Dutch have the problem cracked!

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Leave your fridge door open, reducing temperature globaly and restoring the polar ice caps.

 

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Drink more water and use sea water for washing your dishes.

 

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Build defence barriers out of AOL internet disk, double them up as reflectors bouncing the heat back out of the atmosphere through the holes in the ozone.

 

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Sell your home, and move into a bouncy castle, when the floods come your house will simply rise with the tide.

 

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dig a hole outside your house, when the rain comes it will all go into that.

 

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redesign your house with alll living quaters on the upper floor, that should buy you at least 50 more years.

 

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pump the water from the sea at the low land level side to somewhere with spare capacity..(dovers got cilffs), we could pour it off there, put water turbines underneath the pouring water to power the pumps, that way they would only need a kick start and they would run forever.

 

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kill more whales, they're big and Archimedes? principle applies.

 

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drill a hole at the bottom of the north sea and let some of the water out.

 

 

see theres so many solutions if you put your mind to it!

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A lot less coastline, a sense of survival (in terms of land retention); and a willingness to spend the money required, methinks! :wink:

 

I should think that the length of threatened coastline in England is a lot less than the Dutch coast. But you're right about the unwillingness to spend the money. This government would rather waste our money on failing IT projects and fighting other people's wars. :roll::roll::roll:

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Suppose they could begin a massive water retention project, to store water inside mountains, the water being slowly pumped to fill a piston tunnel during low electricity demand periods, then released to drive a turbine during high demand; AND all the spoil from these escavations could be used to fortify our vulnerable sections of coastline - costly - probably, and probably too simple for this Government to grasp, as it would kill two birds with one stone! :roll::wink:

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