READERS were at odds in a discussion over climate change and the future of Walney.

The Met Office predicts that large parts of South Cumbria could be underwater by 2040.

It pins the blame on climate change, which is accelerating sea level rise. The Met Office released its annual look at UK climate and weather for 2021 on Thursday.

The Met Office based the report on a study done by Climate Central, an independent organisation of leading scientists and journalists who research climate change and its impact on the public.

Climate Central used correct projections to show which areas of the country would be underwater by 2040.

On the map, nearly all of Walney will be lost to the sea.

When pondering the question ‘will Walney exist by 2040?’, here is what readers had to say.

Steve Palmer said: “Once the banks stop providing 20 year mortgages for Walney properties you’ll know the end is nigh.”

Paul Gibson said: “He said, I’ve been to year 3000, not much has changed but Walney is under water…”

Vera Baldwin said: “Probably not, it’s very low lying. A lot of Barrow must be under threat too.”

Paul G Davies said: “I’ll guarantee that it is exactly as it is now! Why do all the rich still buy sea view properties….”

Christopher Wilde said: “That's why Ulverston has a lighthouse.”

David McKenzie said: “In the 70s and 80s we were being warned of an imminent Ice Age!”

Tara Gosney said: “I need to build an ark!!!”

Ghythytgff said: “Feel sorry for the people who own or who are buying houses over there.”