Category Archives: Sea Level

East Mersea Sea Wall Collapsed – Oct 2016

Part of sea wall at East Mersea has collapsed. Over next 100 years EA plans to either abandon about half of sea defenses or knock them down. Despite alarming warnings people are still walking along the wall. Behind the wall, … Continue reading

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New Beach For Clacton – Naze And Seawick Falling Into Sea

Upgrade of groynes and beach at Clacton and Holland-on-Sea continues.  Nothing is done to stop sea eroding beach, sea wall and cliffs at Naze and Seawick Clacton New groynes and recharged beach at Clacton near pier   Photo from earlier … Continue reading

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Nasa Makes False Claims About Sea Level Rise

Nasa recently announced likely 900cm rise in sea levels by 2100 based on work by Colorado University.  News media uncritically broadcast this around world.  The Nasa press release is here www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-science-zeros-in-on-ocean-rise-how-much-how-soon It quotes Steve Nerem of the University of Colorado, … Continue reading

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Holland Haven – New Groynes New Beach And A Surprise

The new beach at Holland Haven is open now new groynes have been built. I went to have a look and found a surprise. Sea level rise in next 100 years?   There’s now a beach at Holland Haven!   … Continue reading

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EA Say Sea Levels Risen Less Than Expected

David Evans emailed to point out wikipedia Thames Barrier entry quotes EA saying Environment Agency responded that it does not plan to replace the Thames Barrier before 2070, as the barrier was designed with an allowance for sea level rise … Continue reading

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Rates Of Sea Level Rise Around The World – August 2014

PSMSL holds global tide gauge data. For a tide gauge  PSMSL show graphs of sea level but  not the rate of sea level rise.  So I’ve done it. There are more than 1400 tide gauges so I’ve put the results … Continue reading

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Sea Level At Vlissingen Falls Then Rises Around 1890 – As Does CET

Sea levels at Vlissingen in Netherlands from PSMSL show a fall until about 1890 then a rise which mirrors Central England Temperature (CET) record.   Sea levels can appear to fall for a number of reasons among them Local land … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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Information Tribunal ICO EA and me – 3 Feb 2014

Appeal to Information Tribunal – continuing the story told in Environment Agency And Me – Jan 2014 and Environment Agency Information Comissioner and Me – Jan 2014 Contacting Information Tribunal The Information Tribunal is more properly First Tier Tribunal General … Continue reading

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Tidal Surge And Sea Wall Near Hill House Farm Shotley – Jan 2014

The sea wall near Hill House Farm, Shotley has been damaged,  presumably as a result of tidal surge.  6 weeks on why has EA not started repairs? Here is a picture take from near southern end of the sea wall … Continue reading

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