Residents make waves over flood concern

Residents gathered a fleet of vessels on the shore road in Tighnabruaich to draw attention to projected sea level rise overtaking their main road by 2050. Photo: John Skarp

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Residents worried about future flooding paddled down a coastal village  street to raise awareness.

According to predicted sea level rise, Tighnabruaich’s main road could be underwater  by 2050.

Concerned villagers gathered a fleet to make a video of themselves in action. The footage will be used as part of a livestream event by Extinction Rebellion UK.

The Tighnabruaich action was one of a number of events at coastal locations the length of the United Kingdom in advance of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Co-ordinator David Blair who rallied residents to join in the MakeTheWave campaign said: ‘We did this to highlight the real threat climate change brings wherever we live on the planet.

‘It was a fun way to raise awareness of sea level rise which will pose a serious challenge to coastal communities in the coming decades.’

To see which areas are projected to disappear beneath the sea in the next 30
years go to coastal.climatecentral.org/

Caption: Residents gathered a fleet of vessels on the shore road in Tighnabruaich to
draw attention to projected sea level rise overtaking their main road by 2050. Photograph: John Skarp
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