Saturday, 19 January 2013

Bouncing Britain?

 Did you know that Britain is bouncing?

 The thing is, the ice that covered Northern Europe during the last Ice Age weighed the whole place down, and the land is still bouncing back up again even though it's thousands of years since the ice melted. Scandinavia, for example, is rising at a rate of up to a centimetre a year. In some places you can see the rings the Vikings used to tie up their boats - but they're now several metres above sea level.

 Scotland is bouncing back particularly strongly, and this is causing the whole of Britain to tilt. This means that my house in the south east of England is actually sinking.

 All I can say is, thank heavens I live on a hill.

The Neanderthals of SONG HUNTER know nothing of this. They know almost nothing about anything outside their own small territory.

 But then it’s really not so different for us Homo sapiens, is it.



1 comment:

  1. I definitely think there's something to be said for 'ignorance is bliss.' When we lived in Manchester, we always referred to East Anglia as "the bit that's tipping into the sea." And now I've moved there....oh dear! But not worrying about that quite yet!