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    England’s White Cliffs Threatened by Climate Change

    They’re just one of many landmarks in jeopardy. A recent study shows the iconic white cliffs along England’s southern coastline are eroding 10 times faster than normal. For 7,000 years, they’ve endured with minimal erosion: Their resilience even featured as a metaphor for Britain standing against the Nazis in Vera Lynn’s World War II hit “White Cliffs of Dover.” But scientists say that bigger waves and rising sea levels brought by climate change are destroying the beaches at alarming rates — and if the beaches go, the cliffs themselves will collapse.

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