It’s Not Natural

Concrete sea defences coming to a beach near you
Concrete sea defences coming to a beach near you

Managed retreat is a strategic approach to adapting to coastal erosion and sea-level rise by relocating structures and ceasing development in high-risk areas. This policy is considered sustainable as it allows natural coastal processes to occur without human interference, thereby preserving ecosystems and reducing long-term economic costs associated with maintaining artificial defenses. By contrast, building extensive sea defenses, such as pouring thousands or millions of tons of concrete, represents an unsustainable solution. Such practices not only disrupt marine and coastal ecosystems but also entail massive financial outlays for construction and ongoing maintenance. Moreover, these defenses often protect only specific, limited areas, benefiting a small number of people while potentially exacerbating erosion and flooding problems elsewhere.

Here we are allowing nature to takes its course – but right next door tonnes of CO2 are expended to create an unstable defence against inevitable sea level rise
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By Lets make East Lothian Wilder

Watching the development of LDP2