Tilting

Oceanography I found out today that Britain is 'tilting' with Scotland going upwards and the south of England going downwards like a massive see-saw. It's an after effects of the ice-age and it's only happening gradually but this 'post-glacial rebound' is one of the reasons that sections of the coast are falling into the sea and is happening throughout the world

According to the Wikipedia, it's a bit of nightmare for property lawyers too: "In areas where the rising of land is seen, it is necessary to define the exact limits of property. In Finland, the "new land" is legally the property of the owner of the water area, not any land owners on the shore. Therefore, paradoxically, if the owner of the land wishes to build a pier over the "new land", he needs the permission of the owner of the water area."

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