NORMANDY, NATURE RULES
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Rockfalls, landslides and marine submersion harm the natural heritage of Normandy, France. The coast, which is 640 kilometers long, is a mismatch of pebble beaches, chalk cliffs and large areas of sand.
Given these ominous phenomena, many elected officials are trying to launch protection works. Some towns have seen repeated bad weather threaten what makes the uniqueness of the region. Even the D-Day beaches are not immune.
Furthermore, storms and erosion are exacerbated by human activities.