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The world's beaches that could soon be washed away

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 31: Some of the world’s postcard beaches are doing a disappearing act with many more likely to suffer the same fate. In fact, half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of this century, according to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change. While coastal erosion is a natural process, the combination of higher sea levels and stronger storms could spell the end for many beaches. The authors estimate that up to 40% of beach erosion could be prevented by limiting global warming. Here we look at some precious shorelines that could soon be washed away….

Shifting sands

Some of the world’s postcard beaches are doing a disappearing act with many more likely to suffer the same fate. In fact, half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of this century, according to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change. While coastal erosion is a natural process, the combination of higher sea levels and stronger storms could spell the end for many beaches. The authors estimate that up to 40% of beach erosion could be prevented by limiting global warming. Here we look at some precious shorelines that could soon be washed away….

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