Rising sea levels aren’t a scientific threat – it’s happening outside my window
I have always reassured myself that this coast where I live has looked the same ever since I first started coming to this area as a toddler. There are individual rocks on beaches that I have forever known to watch out for when I am catching a wave, sand spits and bays that have, for decades, seemed immutable.
But if Church and his colleagues are right the coastline itself and the first law of Australian real estate – an ocean view is gold – is about to be re-written.
So nothing has changed since he was a toddler, but he can see it changing in the future because some academic told him it will.