Chalk cliffs, Dover. Photo source: ©© Sipazigaltumu
This chalky stretch of the Kent coast is as important for its natural history as its part in human history and national identity…
Shrinking Britain will force land to be abandoned to the sea
Geologists take the long view, which can lead to some striking thoughts, and here is one: Britain is shrinking. As the waves crash onto the shores of this island, the rock is worn away or falls off in chunks, and, as the adage goes, they are not making land any more in Britain.
The famous white cliffs of Dover, England, seen from the deck of the ferry to France. Captions and Photo source: ©© Maki