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With sea levels rising, two parts of Merseyside could become a separate island

Posted: 03/07/19

A website which maps the potential devastation if the polar ice caps continue to melt have said  that Formby and Southport could become a separate island by the end of the century.

According to Climate Central’s risk map, parts of North Sefton and West Lancashire could also end up completely submerged under water. However, whilst Climate Central admits its research is not certain, it states that the devastation would be irreversible by 2100.

The interactive tool known as Surging Seas allows users to input their hometown and observe the impact a rise in temperature could have on sea levels.

A United Nations body has warned that global sea levels could rise by more than two metres by the end of this century if the rate of emissions continues.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “We are very proud of our 22 miles of amazing coastline and associated with this is the risk of flooding which we take very seriously.In the event of any flooding, we are a major partner during emergency situations and work alongside the emergency services and other stakeholders to ensure that as much as possible is done to stop people’s homes and businesses from being affected.”

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