Climate change leading to rising sea levels could cause the Forth Bridge and Glasgow airport to be flooded within just 30 years, scientists have claimed. Landmarks most at risk in Scotland include the Kelpies, near Falkirk. Entire towns could be submerged, including Clydebank and Dumbarton, in West Dunbartonshire, and neighbourhoods Partick and Govan in Glasgow. To the east of the country, Grangemouth, in Falkirk, and areas near the Clackmannshire Bridge were identified as at risk. Leith in Edinburgh, and North Queensferry, could also be flooded, a map produced by Climate Central, an independent organisation of leading scientists, showed. The map predicts the impact climate change would have by 2050. A report by Climate Central warned that sea defences could be rendered useless within the lifetimes of most people alive today.
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