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Climate change and the 'last person standing' conundrum

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Apr 2022

Climate change and the 'last person standing' conundrum
Climate change might spell the end of the traditional beach house. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Apr 2022
If you own property at sea level, on a flood plain or near a river that regularly bursts its banks, it is time to start thinking hard about how and whether you will be able to stay there.That is the underlying message from today’s release of consultation documents on climate change adaptation.There is an important accompanying message: the government will help, but don’t expect a total bailout.Climate change minister James Shaw was careful to be clear that central government will have to pay for some things: think moving roads and o...

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