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Most of Tralee could be under water by 2050 according to climate organisation

Aug 1, 2021 16:08 By radiokerrynews
Most of Tralee could be under water by 2050 according to climate organisation Most of Tralee could be under water by 2050 according to climate organisation
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Most of Tralee town could be under water by 2050, according to a climate organisation.

Climate Central, a non-profit based in the US, has created a sea level rise and coastal flood map based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals.

It aims to identify threats from permanent future sea-level rise around the world, by highlighting areas it claims could be under the annual flood level in less than 30 years.

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Tralee town centre from the top of Rock Street down into Tralee Bay appears in danger, as does a significant part of North Kerry from Abbeydorney to Ballybunion and out to Finuge.

According to Climate Central's map, which can be viewed here, the area from Castlemaine Harbour in as far as Firies, as well as coastal towns and villages such as Ballyheigue, Cahersiveen, Ballinskelligs and Waterville are also at risk from rising sea levels.

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