Bioshield Coastal Erosion Solution for East Anglia
WHAT’S THE ONLY THING THAT CAN WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF NATURE?
Who said we can’t sustainably defend our coastline?
Following is a quote from Channa Bambaradeniya, Programme Co-ordinator, IUCN Sri Lanka, who witnessed the great 2004 Tsunami first-hand - "Amidst the piles of rubble, as strong as a beacon of light in the cruel darkness, stand clumps of trees - seemingly undisturbed by the force that struck them over a fateful Sunday. Sandunes and mangroves seem to have sheltered its neighbours from the force of the disaster. Only nature seemed to have been able to stand up to nature."
If you haven’t already, please do click through to find out how we could sustainably defend our coastline without it costing us the Earth:http://bit.ly/erosionmeeting
Can trees succeed where concrete fails? This was a question raised at our meeting in Happisburgh.
The debris and absence of lower branches shows how high the tsunami rose and yet this coastal forest withstood the full force while concrete, bricks and steel were ripped apart and added to the destructive force along with ships and vehicles.
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