The Independent is carrying a stark warning from the newly appointed head of the UK Environment Agency that homes will have to be abandoned to the sea as sea levels continue to rise. The BBC is also covering the same story although it disappeared quickly from the front page. This is partly global warming and partly us humans just accepting that the world doesn’t really care what we put where. Physics still works and the geographical processes of coastal erosion will simply be sped up. The sea has risen before and will rise again. This doesn’t mean it will be pleasant when it does – just ask anyone from New Orleans.