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The Yorkshire beaches and towns that could be underwater by 2050 if we don’t act now


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Tadcaster, Selby and Doncaster are set to fall below water level unless we make serious changes, according to Climate Central, a non-profit news organisation focused on climate science

Areas of Yorkshire are set to be below water level by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to tackle carbon emissions.

Places such as Fraisthorpe beach, Bridlington and Flamborough could mainly be below water level with areas like Filey Brigg completely underwater.

Yet whilst coastal areas like Scarborough and Filey would be heavily impacted, the impact of carbon emissions could make areas of Doncaster, Tadcaster and Selby also fall below water level.

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East Yorkshire, according to predictions, is set to be hit the hardest but it’s certainly not limited to there.

The threat has been highlighted by Climate Central, a non-profit news organisation focused on climate science, a warning compounded by the IPCC climate report, predicting global warming of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

And as the data shows, the danger posed by global warming isn’t even restricted to disaster for seaside towns.

Climate Change gets it data for its mapping tool on predictions from peer-reviewed science and data to show places across the globe that could fall completely to the rising seas.

The areas in red are lower than the local sea-level or coastal flood projection.

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