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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Yes. A straightforward, truth-telling book and a worthy addition to your 'unputdownable' list.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greece now hit by serious floods with over a dozen lives feared lost.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41998374
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Significant flooding in Lancashire, 70 persons and 20 horses rescued.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-42092038

The rainfall is said to be "unprecedented" this might be journalistic exaggeration, or might be actually true.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flooding might be unprecedented but maybe it is setting a new precedent under our new climate changed situation.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once-in-a-1,000 years flood hits Maryland town twice in two years

These once-in-a-1,000 years events are happening at an ever increasing intensity, aren't they?
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Thanks for this which I have finally got around to reading. Yes about what I guessed and worse, offshore is groaning under with the precious weight of total arseholes intent on making bad situations worse for all and sundry.
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Potemkin Villager wrote:
fuzzy wrote:
Definitely read 'Treasure islands' by Shaxson, - although there is nothing you wouldn't have guessed.


Thanks for this which I have finally got around to reading. Yes about what I guessed and worse, offshore is groaning under with the precious weight of total arseholes intent on making bad situations worse for all and sundry.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in Japan the floods said to be "unprecedented" with more heavy rain forecast.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44756369

Update to add, over 100 lives now said to be lost, and many more missing.
Widely reported as being the worst ever flooding.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in France, about 1,500 people have had to be rescued from flooding at a camp site.
One person is missing and feared to have been swept away by the flood, inside a caravan.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45134715
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monsoon flooding in India is a regular event, but some reports state that this year it is worse then usual.
Numerous lives have been lost and much property destroyed already, with significant heavy rain expected.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-45224415/india-monsoon-rescue-operation-in-kerala-flooding
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
Monsoon flooding in India is a regular event, but some reports state that this year it is worse then usual.
Numerous lives have been lost and much property destroyed already, with significant heavy rain expected.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-45224415/india-monsoon-rescue-operation-in-kerala-flooding

I wonder if a heavy monsoon season extends to higher snowfall in the Himalayas helping to balance out the recent losses to their glaciers?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
adam2 wrote:
Monsoon flooding in India is a regular event, but some reports state that this year it is worse then usual.
Numerous lives have been lost and much property destroyed already, with significant heavy rain expected.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-45224415/india-monsoon-rescue-operation-in-kerala-flooding

I wonder if a heavy monsoon season extends to higher snowfall in the Himalayas helping to balance out the recent losses to their glaciers?


Been a while since I looked at this but I think there's a relationship the other way around. When there is low winter snow cover it melts sooner in the spring, the landmass warms earlier and hotter, driving a stronger monsoon. (Remember the monsoon is driven by the differential rates of ocean and land warming). I'm not aware of a link the other way around.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere that a more humid global atmosphere, due to global warming, actually causes global snowfall rates to rise due to that greater humidity.
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