The Thames barrier on the River Thames in London. It was constructed to protect the capital city from storm surge flooding. Recent predictions show it will probably be redundant in around twenty years due to increased stormy weather and sea level rise driven by climate change.

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The Thames barrier on the River Thames in London. It was constructed to protect the capital city from storm surge flooding. Recent predictions show it will probably be redundant in around twenty years due to increased stormy weather and sea level rise driven by climate change.