20th May - Today's News: Melting Permafrost Floods "Doomsday" Vault

Had a surprise hail storm yesterday evening, which formed unexpectedly right over the town.  Not much rain though.  But elsewhere torrential downpours leaves vans submerged on a flooded road as Britain prepares for a wet weekend blighted by thundery showers.  Looking dry and quite warm next week though, and maybe some high temps and thunderstorms next weekend .... 

Experts warn rising sea levels will double coastal flooding by 2050, and tropical regions will be hit worst - it doesn't take much of an increase in affect the frequency of flooding.  Especially when the land under large coastal cities (like London, for example) is sinking anyway as it dries out and from the weight of infrastructure above.


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