8th December - Today's News: UK Rainfall Records Broken by Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond: Body recovered in search for man who fell into River Gowan, Staveley - with dramatic pictures there of damage at Pooley (no-longer-a) Bridge and Dunmail Raise - as engineers battle to restore power to homes.   But can we build defences against indefensible floods?

And with those rainfall records broken did climate change have an impact on Storm Desmond? 


Greenland glaciers retreating at record pace whilst study undercuts idea that 'Medieval Warm Period' was global - though we should be wary of assuming glacial extent is a proxy for temperature.   Other factor may also affect their advance and retreat. 


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