Global warming and coastal erosion
Climate exerts predict an increase rate of 0.2°C per decade in global temperatures over the past 25 years. This and an accelerating in the polar ice melting likely cause global sea levels to rise even further. More water in the global oceans and an increase in their temperature content increase the frequency and magnitude of storm events. When these factors are combined, they generate waves with more energy closer to the shore and cliff faces, leading to increased rates of coastal erosion in areas where cliffs are composed of soft rocks.
Dr.Ing Forootan (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)