England’s marshes may start to retreat and disappear in just 20 years

Summary:

Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear in a little over 20 years due to rapid rises in sea levels, scientists have warned.

Salt marshes are coastal wetlands that are flooded and drained by salt water brought in by the tides and can be found along the British coast. They are a transitional area between water and land and are home to delicate ecosystems.

Extensive marshes occur along major estuaries around Britain including the Thames, Solent, Bristol Channel, The Wash, Humber, Mersey, Solway Firth, Firth of Forth, Clyde and Cromarty Firth.  New Scientist

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