August 15, 2016 By Lucy Cormack The Sydney Morning Herald
Amelia Telford remembers the moment huge slabs of her country were swallowed by the sea.
It was 2009 and a severe storm had battered Kingscliff, her home on the east coast of Australia. Several meters of beach and dune disappeared, while cranes were needed to shift whole buildings back to save them from the water’s edge.
The Kingscliff coastline was “barely recognizable.”