11th January - Today's News: A Mild Scandinavian Winter

Flood warnings as river levels set to rise again in England - and more rain coming tomorrow night.  The Avon though is currently below it's normal winter flood level.  Meanwhile, it's claimed that lack of research linking climate change and floods is a scandal - but what if there is no link?  What if a bigger contributory factor is urbanisation of flood prone areas?   After all, we had just as bad floods in the 90s that I recall well, and indeed many times before then.  Whilst above average, rainfall amounts have not, so far as I am aware, been in any way unusually excessive ....

A piece in the Guardian, featuring a few folk I know, on storm chasing in the UK: Britain's wild weather enthusiasts


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