From: Cumbria, UK
Image credit: Ashley Cooper, Coastal erosion near Hornsea, 2013
Photographer description: A collapsed coastal road between Skipsea and Ulrome on Yorkshire’s east coast. The coast is composed of soft boulder clays which are very vulnerable to coastal erosion. This section of coast has been eroding since Roman times, with many villages having disappeared into the sea and is the fastest eroding coast in Europe. Climate change is speeding up the erosion and with sea levels rising, increased stormy weather and increased heavy rainfall events, all playing their part.