Unformatted text preview: Over the past 10 years, 20 to 30 properties we lost to the ocean including a great amount of seaside land. Sea defenses used to be put up and maintained by the government there but raising costs in repairs changed that. Because of this many coastal areas have begun to become deserted, as the sea takes people’s homes and coastal land. Happisburgh isn’t the only place that has to be worried about raising sea levels and erosion of coastal lands. Many major cities and countless communities are built on or close to the sea. This problem is a major threat to everyone. With continued ice sheet melting, sea levels may rise quicker than anticipated and who knows if we will be able to prevent disastrous repercussions....
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- Spring '08
- Antarctica, Ice shelf, Wilkins Ice Shelf, ice shelf melting