Floodwater 'could last for months' warns Environment Agency expert

Floodwater 'could last for months'

Floodwater 'could last for months'

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A Hampshire Environment Agency specialist today warned that Hampshire could be besieged by floodwater for months.

Rod Murchie, water resources specialist said this morning: “It has barely started. The problem is groundwater, not rivers. The dry valleys on the downland are starting to flow with water. This will last for weeks at the very least, perhaps months.

Daily Echo:

“Even if it stopped raining today there is a lot of water right up to the Candovers that has to come down the valley and through Winchester.”

At Easton north of Winchester water watercourses were being blocked to flood countryside to ease the pressure on the city. One tonne sandbags have been placed in the Itchen by the M3 to slow the flow downstream.

Mr Murchie whose experience goes back to the 1970s said this year was comparable to 2000-01 and 1960.

“The difference this year and 2000 is that the rainfall has been concentrated in only two months. In 2000 it was over five or six. This time we had a very dry November and we were even thinking about a winter drought.”

Daily Echo:

The flooding will fuel the debate on global warming and climate change and whether these weather patterns will become more common.

“I'm not an alarmist but people can draw their own conclusions.”

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10:53am Wed 12 Feb 14

hulla baloo says...

Nothing to do with global warming, thats just hype.
Is just an exceptional weather pattern coupled with concreting over water meadows and green areas, not dredging rivers along with Victorian drains and sewers.
Nothing to do with global warming, thats just hype. Is just an exceptional weather pattern coupled with concreting over water meadows and green areas, not dredging rivers along with Victorian drains and sewers. hulla baloo
  • Score: 16

11:16am Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Nothing to do with global warming, thats just hype.
Is just an exceptional weather pattern coupled with concreting over water meadows and green areas, not dredging rivers along with Victorian drains and sewers.
No, its in several models that predicted freak weather patterns. It is man-made, and it is climate change. The damage is done and will cost billions to work around.

Lets us all remember
- Cameron cut the Environment Agency budget by over £100 million
- Cameron's government also restricted the things they can spend on (dredging is included in this, hence why less of this has happened)

- in the hills and the higher land they've not been maintained. Silt has rushed down in the rain and blocked rivers and streams
- ground water has risen, possibly thanks to the 75% of sea ice we lost last year

- Cameron's Government INCREASED subsidies to oil companies to £12 billion (Shell alone make £18 billion in profit, why do they need subsidy? Why are they getting tax breaks too?)

- The IPPR has been proven right consistently in its predictions over rising sea levels and air and sea temperatures.

- Its true lots of soak-away areas have been lost - ponds gone, driveways created, homes built on flood planes and too close to rivers.

The question is what is the Government going to do to fix this? What are ordinary people going to do themselves to limit their own damage?
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with global warming, thats just hype. Is just an exceptional weather pattern coupled with concreting over water meadows and green areas, not dredging rivers along with Victorian drains and sewers.[/p][/quote]No, its in several models that predicted freak weather patterns. It is man-made, and it is climate change. The damage is done and will cost billions to work around. Lets us all remember - Cameron cut the Environment Agency budget by over £100 million - Cameron's government also restricted the things they can spend on (dredging is included in this, hence why less of this has happened) - in the hills and the higher land they've not been maintained. Silt has rushed down in the rain and blocked rivers and streams - ground water has risen, possibly thanks to the 75% of sea ice we lost last year - Cameron's Government INCREASED subsidies to oil companies to £12 billion (Shell alone make £18 billion in profit, why do they need subsidy? Why are they getting tax breaks too?) - The IPPR has been proven right consistently in its predictions over rising sea levels and air and sea temperatures. - Its true lots of soak-away areas have been lost - ponds gone, driveways created, homes built on flood planes and too close to rivers. The question is what is the Government going to do to fix this? What are ordinary people going to do themselves to limit their own damage? downfader
  • Score: -13

11:24am Wed 12 Feb 14

good-gosh says...

do worms drown?
do worms drown? good-gosh
  • Score: 6

11:38am Wed 12 Feb 14

SilvanDryad says...

The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action.
extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).
The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action. extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around). SilvanDryad
  • Score: 15

12:01pm Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action.
extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).
Thats a bit of a cop-out. Listen to the experts rather than the bloke down the pub.

The scientists do say those historical changes were gradual over thousands of years. The changes we see now have happened in the past 50. Thats a lifetime.
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action. extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).[/p][/quote]Thats a bit of a cop-out. Listen to the experts rather than the bloke down the pub. The scientists do say those historical changes were gradual over thousands of years. The changes we see now have happened in the past 50. Thats a lifetime. downfader
  • Score: -13

12:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Ellwood says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action.
extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).
........... correct, all of which is backed up by historical (as opposed to hysterical) evidence.
'Climate Change' well, where is it suggested that this is not supposed to be the case? This Planet's climate is one of the fundamental & compelling factors responsible for evolution and progress. Since our arrival 'we' have constantly adapted to this ever changing climate, including the (arguable) resultant impact that humanity has been responsible for and so it shall be.
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action. extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).[/p][/quote]........... correct, all of which is backed up by historical (as opposed to hysterical) evidence. 'Climate Change' well, where is it suggested that this is not supposed to be the case? This Planet's climate is one of the fundamental & compelling factors responsible for evolution and progress. Since our arrival 'we' have constantly adapted to this ever changing climate, including the (arguable) resultant impact that humanity has been responsible for and so it shall be. Ellwood
  • Score: 14

2:13pm Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

Ellwood wrote:
SilvanDryad wrote:
The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action.
extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).
........... correct, all of which is backed up by historical (as opposed to hysterical) evidence.
'Climate Change' well, where is it suggested that this is not supposed to be the case? This Planet's climate is one of the fundamental & compelling factors responsible for evolution and progress. Since our arrival 'we' have constantly adapted to this ever changing climate, including the (arguable) resultant impact that humanity has been responsible for and so it shall be.
What historical evidence?

We've got a few people claiming a couple of quotes from the past which is really nothing more than an anecdote. Where are the water table measurements? The rainfall measurements? The sea and air temperature measurements?

They don't exist..

The science is sound, it is happening and we have to prepare.

How have we adapted to the climate? There are homes underwater, I'd hardly call that an adaption.
[quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The climate has been changing for centuries, not all related to human action. extreme weather has always happened, too. Not so long ago (in terms of the age of the earth) there was an ice age, and long, long before that the chalk downs of Hampshire were coral reefs basking in the tropics (before humans were around).[/p][/quote]........... correct, all of which is backed up by historical (as opposed to hysterical) evidence. 'Climate Change' well, where is it suggested that this is not supposed to be the case? This Planet's climate is one of the fundamental & compelling factors responsible for evolution and progress. Since our arrival 'we' have constantly adapted to this ever changing climate, including the (arguable) resultant impact that humanity has been responsible for and so it shall be.[/p][/quote]What historical evidence? We've got a few people claiming a couple of quotes from the past which is really nothing more than an anecdote. Where are the water table measurements? The rainfall measurements? The sea and air temperature measurements? They don't exist.. The science is sound, it is happening and we have to prepare. How have we adapted to the climate? There are homes underwater, I'd hardly call that an adaption. downfader
  • Score: -11

2:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Ellwood says...

downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader.
Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan
tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change.
......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.
downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader. Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change. ......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate. Ellwood
  • Score: 10

2:58pm Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

Ellwood wrote:
downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader.
Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan

tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change.
......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.
Where? Proof.

It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring.

This is what matters:
https://www.google.c
o.uk/search?q=ippr+c
limate+change+proof&
oq=ippr+climate+chan
ge+proof&aqs=chrome.
.69i57.5912j0j7&sour
ceid=chrome&espv=210
&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions:
http://davidhembrow.
blogspot.nl/2014/02/
why-does-britain-flo
od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)
[quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader. Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change. ......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.[/p][/quote]Where? Proof. It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring. This is what matters: https://www.google.c o.uk/search?q=ippr+c limate+change+proof& oq=ippr+climate+chan ge+proof&aqs=chrome. .69i57.5912j0j7&sour ceid=chrome&espv=210 &es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions: http://davidhembrow. blogspot.nl/2014/02/ why-does-britain-flo od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers) downfader
  • Score: -10

6:07pm Wed 12 Feb 14

sass says...

Look on the bright side, no hose-pipe ban this summer !
Look on the bright side, no hose-pipe ban this summer ! sass
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Torchie1 says...

downfader wrote:
Ellwood wrote:
downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader.
Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan


tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change.
......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.
Where? Proof.

It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring.

This is what matters:
https://www.google.c

o.uk/search?q=ippr+c

limate+change+proof&
amp;
oq=ippr+climate+chan

ge+proof&aqs=chr
ome.
.69i57.5912j0j7&
sour
ceid=chrome&espv
=210
&es_sm=122&i
e=UTF-8

Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions:
http://davidhembrow.

blogspot.nl/2014/02/

why-does-britain-flo

od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)
"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader. Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change. ......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.[/p][/quote]Where? Proof. It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring. This is what matters: https://www.google.c o.uk/search?q=ippr+c limate+change+proof& amp; oq=ippr+climate+chan ge+proof&aqs=chr ome. .69i57.5912j0j7& sour ceid=chrome&espv =210 &es_sm=122&i e=UTF-8 Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions: http://davidhembrow. blogspot.nl/2014/02/ why-does-britain-flo od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)[/p][/quote]"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument. Torchie1
  • Score: 8

8:43pm Wed 12 Feb 14

downfader says...

Torchie1 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Ellwood wrote:
downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader.
Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan



tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change.
......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.
Where? Proof.

It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring.

This is what matters:
https://www.google.c


o.uk/search?q=ippr+c


limate+change+proof&
amp;
amp;
oq=ippr+climate+chan


ge+proof&aqs=chr

ome.
.69i57.5912j0j7&

sour
ceid=chrome&espv

=210
&es_sm=122&i

e=UTF-8

Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions:
http://davidhembrow.


blogspot.nl/2014/02/


why-does-britain-flo


od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)
"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument.
So you didnt look at the top of the search criteria where scholarly articles were listed?

More for you - http://www.huffingto
npost.co.uk/mehdi-ha
san/uk-floods-owen-p
aterson_b_4767153.ht
ml?utm_hp_ref=tw

Or read the data reported regularly in New Scientist or American Scientific - if you're a denier then you're as bad as a conspiracy theorist. You also have no right to benefit from changes being made to protect you from this disaster.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader. Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change. ......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.[/p][/quote]Where? Proof. It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring. This is what matters: https://www.google.c o.uk/search?q=ippr+c limate+change+proof& amp; amp; oq=ippr+climate+chan ge+proof&aqs=chr ome. .69i57.5912j0j7& sour ceid=chrome&espv =210 &es_sm=122&i e=UTF-8 Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions: http://davidhembrow. blogspot.nl/2014/02/ why-does-britain-flo od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)[/p][/quote]"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument.[/p][/quote]So you didnt look at the top of the search criteria where scholarly articles were listed? More for you - http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/mehdi-ha san/uk-floods-owen-p aterson_b_4767153.ht ml?utm_hp_ref=tw Or read the data reported regularly in New Scientist or American Scientific - if you're a denier then you're as bad as a conspiracy theorist. You also have no right to benefit from changes being made to protect you from this disaster. downfader
  • Score: -8

10:36pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Torchie1 says...

downfader wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Ellwood wrote:
downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader.
Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan




tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change.
......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.
Where? Proof.

It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring.

This is what matters:
https://www.google.c



o.uk/search?q=ippr+c



limate+change+proof&
amp;
amp;
amp;
oq=ippr+climate+chan



ge+proof&aqs=chr


ome.
.69i57.5912j0j7&


sour
ceid=chrome&espv


=210
&es_sm=122&i


e=UTF-8

Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions:
http://davidhembrow.



blogspot.nl/2014/02/



why-does-britain-flo



od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)
"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument.
So you didnt look at the top of the search criteria where scholarly articles were listed?

More for you - http://www.huffingto

npost.co.uk/mehdi-ha

san/uk-floods-owen-p

aterson_b_4767153.ht

ml?utm_hp_ref=tw

Or read the data reported regularly in New Scientist or American Scientific - if you're a denier then you're as bad as a conspiracy theorist. You also have no right to benefit from changes being made to protect you from this disaster.
Get it off your chest, you'll feel better for it.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: downfader says: What historical evidence? Look, I'm not going to do the research for you downfader. Just about every culture and civilisation through history has documented evidence to support climate change...including evidence of flooding. Those civilisations learnt from these events and adapted accordingly. What we are witnessing at the moment, with the ongoing localised flooding in large parts of the country...predominan tly the South-West, has MORE to do with bad management and government ineptitude than it does with climate change. ......and btw....the science is far from sound or settled about the dynamics of today's climate.[/p][/quote]Where? Proof. It has been disproved before, from the vineyards to the "mini iceage". None of it has been consistent or reoccurring. This is what matters: https://www.google.c o.uk/search?q=ippr+c limate+change+proof& amp; amp; amp; oq=ippr+climate+chan ge+proof&aqs=chr ome. .69i57.5912j0j7& sour ceid=chrome&espv =210 &es_sm=122&i e=UTF-8 Science, not anecdote. What matters now is investing in proper adaptions: http://davidhembrow. blogspot.nl/2014/02/ why-does-britain-flo od-more-readily.html (has several links showing how the Dutch deal with ground water, flood water and rising rivers)[/p][/quote]"Google", the last throw of the dice when the argument is slipping away. The 'global warming' supporters seem to ride bicycles and the sceptics drive cars and all the sensible arguments seem to be preceded with something along the lines of 'it seems' or 'evidence suggests' because no-one can prove it one way or the other. It seems rather opportunistic to jump up and down because of some prolonged bad weather and claim it's the missing piece of the jigsaw to prove the global warming argument.[/p][/quote]So you didnt look at the top of the search criteria where scholarly articles were listed? More for you - http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/mehdi-ha san/uk-floods-owen-p aterson_b_4767153.ht ml?utm_hp_ref=tw Or read the data reported regularly in New Scientist or American Scientific - if you're a denier then you're as bad as a conspiracy theorist. You also have no right to benefit from changes being made to protect you from this disaster.[/p][/quote]Get it off your chest, you'll feel better for it. Torchie1
  • Score: 5

1:44pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Ellwood says...

http://www.scienceda
ily.com/releases/201
4/01/140121092913.ht
m

Quote:Furthermore, whilst climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are strongly linked to flooding, the relationship is very complex, and to date neither empirical analysis nor data modelling has been able to accurately describe the connections. end quote....
........strong links are not definitive proof or evidence, merely indicators.

Quote: The authors urge governments, scientists, engineers and citizens to use practical precautionary strategies to limit regional flooding sooner rather than later, because conclusive scientific evidence linking greenhouse gas emissions and flooding will be a long time coming. end quote...........
http://www.scienceda ily.com/releases/201 4/01/140121092913.ht m Quote:Furthermore, whilst climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are strongly linked to flooding, the relationship is very complex, and to date neither empirical analysis nor data modelling has been able to accurately describe the connections. end quote.... ........strong links are not definitive proof or evidence, merely indicators. Quote: The authors urge governments, scientists, engineers and citizens to use practical precautionary strategies to limit regional flooding sooner rather than later, because conclusive scientific evidence linking greenhouse gas emissions and flooding will be a long time coming. end quote........... Ellwood
  • Score: 7

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