Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 – GLI

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Climate Change will put more than 60,000 Irish homes at heightened risk of coastal flooding by 2050, according to a new survey of vulnerable coastal locations across the country.

A data and mapping analysis by Gamma Location Intelligence (GLI) has found that more than 70,000 addresses will be at risk of coastal flooding by the middle of the century, some 88% of which are residential.

Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.

The analysis, published today, predicts that 21,513 residential addresses and 1,922 commercial properties in Dublin will be at risk.