18th February - Today's News: EA & Local Councils Culpable for Flooding
I know this is the Mail, but assuming it's true that river quango has allowed 190k new homes on flood plains since 1996 with the Telegraph also reporting that flood-hit areas earmarked for more homes, then the EA and local councils are most definitely culpable for the current floods. Flood plains are called flood plains for a reason and building on them is not only stupid from the perspective of building a house you know will be flooded, but it increases flooding in areas that would not normally expect to flood.
Australian heatwave frequency 'surpasses levels previously predicted for 2030' whilst over the weekend South Australia's rural towns cop a drenching after Adelaide's wettest day in 45 years and in Queensland a flood warning for Townsville after 278mm of rain falls in region. But it is in the tropics.
Suggestions in North America US that rapidly warmig Arctic may be causing our polar-vortex winter - basically they are saying the same as others: a warming Arctic is causing the jet stream to meander which in turn leads to more extreme heat and cold than normal, depending on which side of the meanders you are.
And pollution is everywhere: Antarctic wilds carry as much chemical flame retardants as urban rivers