Storm waves on, Orkney, UK

Storm waves on, Orkney, UK

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Caption: After two days of storm force southerly winds the sea was whipped up and battered the Orkney mainland coast, with waves and debris being hurled onto the road out to Deerness. Increased stormy weather driven by climate change is accelerating coastal erosion in many places around the world.

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