HUNDREDS of homes around the coast of Barrow are at risk of being lost by the 2050s in the face of rising seas, a study suggests.

The research examines how rising sea levels caused by climate change, combined with erosion of foreshores by waves, are increasing coastal flood risk.

It estimates that between 300 and 1,000 homes around the Barrow borough coast could eventually need to be abandoned.

The study, which is published in the journal Oceans And Coastal Management, compares the rising risk of coastal flooding with existing policies for managing the coast.

Northern Lass said: "Mmm we are a town surrounded by sea."

Dalton said: "It might have been appropriate to identify the homes or areas. Then again might have caused a flap. There's a high tide around October that might give us a clue."

Nondumvetus said: "Amazing how "elites" are snapping up seafront villas. And don't you think that we would be curbing mass migration if there was the slightest risk of global warming?"

Stuckinthemiddles said: ""England could face around 35cm (14in) of sea level rise compared to historic levels by 2050 and is nearly certain to see close to 1m (3ft) of sea level rise by the end of the century, the study said.' Just England then?Utter nonsense, they said this would happen by 2020 in 2000. Hasn't stopped Bill Gate building a seafront condo. Regular folk are fed up of these tree hugging wet wipes."

The observer said: "Sorry to inform you load of nonsense, there also is no tooth fairy or Father Christmas. Sorry, hope I have ruined your sleep tonight."