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Irish Sea: Fairbourne Pop and Martin Austin

irish sea: An embankment and drainage channels keep the Irish Sea out, according to CTV. Even with upgrades, scientists believe rising oceans resulting from global warming could overwhelm the flood controls. Fairbourne pop. 900 is barely above sea level. To minimize the risk to life and livelihood, a plan is being developed to move people out by 2045. Martin Austin, a senior lecturer in coastal sediment dynamics at Bangor University, says that a significant storm could one day bring catastrophe to the village. Crucially, that's the point where it becomes both economically unviable and with an increased risk to life to maintain the defences, explained Gwynedd Councillor Catrin Wagner. ( As reported in the news.