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Great sense of humor in the comments, esp. "One small landfall will not change anything about England. Just a bit more beach to fight them on...
I blame global warming.
Love the headline:Now France is even further awayJust what many Englishmen have wanted for centuries.WV (no kidding) "onCons" Battle cry that strikes fear into what PB&J uses for a heart.
Revenant said..."I blame global warming."Why not?Al Gore surely will...
No blood for chalk.
"Now France is even further away"Still smarting from 1066.
Will the landowner get his property taxes cut? This is the UK so the answer is no. In fact rhey might well sue him to put the cliff back where it was.
First the Old Man of the Mountain, and now this.
France actually got closer.
Wow."I blame global warming.";-)I blame gravity.
I found the photograph of the Supermarine Spitfire much more interesting.
This is how continents get smaller without rising seas.
The culprit is the two very real winters of record freezing weather from global cooling in Europe.Water seeping into cracks freezes, expands and spalls off the rock.
I applaud this. It freshed up up the look. The older facade was looking grungy.
It might be "massive" but if you look at the pictures it's about 0.0000001% of the volume of just that section of the cliffs. I don't think they'll be disappearing any time soon.
Hey finally a post were the "Collapse comments" link makes sense...
I blame mass sheer forces and possibly plate tectonics, but then again, I live in the real world.
The Law of Uniformitarianism is a real bitch
Sentimentalist I am. Sorry to see a millions-upon-millions of year old graveyard for small sea creatures fall to ruin.
I thought that uniformitarianism was (not a law) the assumption that a process observed now is the same as the process that can not be observed that left the same sort of remnant... petrified ancient wave ripples are wave ripples, etc.But I could well be wrong.In any case, the cliff face reached the place where it had the lowest potential energy.
Synova, you are correct about the definition and it was called a Law back when I had to learn it. In any case it plays hell for Algore who wants everything to reflect of man's influence.
If you look, you'll see there's another collapse -- equally large -- beginning just to the east of the one featured.
Comment at the link:Do you suppose we might have a few more pictures of this chalkfall from a few different vantage points? I'm not sure I've quite got the full impact yet.Heh.
The Daily Mail is always on the spot with great photographs. I guess they are becoming the "Life" magazine of the web.
As long as there are still bluebirds... .
As long as there are still bluebirds... .I looked at all of the photos and couldn't find any bluebirds. I was disappointed.
There'll always be an England. No one said anything about how much of it there'd be.
"I looked at all of the photos and couldn't find any bluebirds. I was disappointed."Can Chip be far behind with a challenge like that...
That's a shitload of chalk right there.
It's Bush's fault.
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