Image of the Day: Perfect Storm of Environmental Damage

The Holderness coastline along England’s east coast is eroding faster than any coast in Europe. According to The Guardian, the reason is geological; about 18,000 years ago the land, which is two-thirds mud and one-third sand, was deposited onto the cliffs. The soft sediment has easily eroded by the power of the North Sea. With climate change and rising sea levels, the environmental damage is evident, as much of the area is now abandoned.

Credit: Neil A. White