Throughout June museums, galleries and public spaces across the country are hosting debates, talks and workshops asking the question: What if…? 'What if . . . the sea keeps rising' is taking place on Wednesday 13 June at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket with Andrew Simms of nef.
Low-lying East Anglia is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Latest estimates suggest the global sea level could rise one meter by 2100, but even more important than the actual rise in sea level is the possible increase in frequency or severity of storm surges, which combined with sea level rise could result in frequent, devastating floods throughout the region. Is it still possible to avoid this scenario? By taking immediate and decisive action, can we imagine a different future for East Anglia? If not, what is to become of its culture and its people?