“Estate agents told me not to talk: climate expert”

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  1. It is very clear that there will be substantial sea level rises in the comiing decades. We are likely to see more than the 40 cm currently set as the benchmark for 2050 by the NSW Government.

    In the Gosford Region, the Council has sent letters to all property owners with water frontage and with low lying property warning them that the 149 Certificates will carry a note about sea level rise. This is going to impact on sale of property that is vulnerable.

    There is however, the ability to enjoy such property for many decades into the future as sea level rise is a slow process. The current benchmarks of 40cm by 2050 and 91 cm by 2100 show how slow the rise will be over the initial few decades. Of course, the rise will accelerate over time and by the time it reaches 1m the rate will be of the order of 20mm per year. And it wont stop there.

    That is still a long way off though. We can continue to enjoy our beaches and water front land for a long time yet. If we don’t get silly and invest lots of money in new buildings on such land, we can naturally devalue such property gradually over long years.

    Andy Pittman is quite right to give his opinion on the impacts on properties. He knows only too well what the likely impacts are goiing to be and owes it to his community to warn of the dangers. He should not be penalised for this.



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