11th July - Today's Nes: Gardne Decking and Global Warming Blamed For Floods
More disruption as flooding continues in Britain. And there's a warning of significant flood risk in UK without more investment - cue the return of the drought ......
Meanwhile celebrity gardeners blamed for making floods worse by encouraging decking and patios - which is in fact true: decling and patios mean more run off and less rain absorbed directly into the ground. And more flooding. Though tarmac drives are even worse!
However, if human activity is behind recent increased Arctic sea ice melt (which seems likely) then we may be responsible for our recent rain with melting ice caused by global warming blamed for wet summer.
Although the big Colorado fire has now been contained, crews battle winds, heat in wildfires across West
Scientists attribute extreme weather to man-made climate change - but not all of them.
And I'm not sure if this is good or bad considering how few we get as it is, but climate change may lead to fewer but more violent thunderstorms