What will happen to areas of coastline we cannot afford to protect?

The issue of coastal erosion is very emotive. Recent moves to adopt and “managed retreat” policy for some areas may be more in line with natural processes, but often leave residents fuming. There is no easy answer, but the truth may be that we cannot afford to protect all of the coastline that needs protecting:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7567385.stm

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