Holding back the tides: Sydney’s battle against coastal erosion | Wendy Harmer

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/17/holding-back-the-tides-sydneys-battle-against-coastal-erosion

Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://https://www.findclimateanswers.com/holding-back-the-tides-sydneys-battle-against-coastal-erosion-wendy-harmer/

As Australian beaches succumb to destructive coastal surges due to climate change, Wendy Harmer considers the price of inaction at storm-battered Collaroy-Narrabeen

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For the past 25 years I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a spectacular view of Collaroy-Narrabeen beach from my old wooden house tucked into the northern slopes of Mt Ramsay.

I survey a gorgeous, curved slice of coast where swell dispatched from the far reaches of the Southern and Pacific oceans reaches a final, spectacular resignation.

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