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1 hour ago, bolty58 said:

Fuck me gently. It seems we have a number of Early Doors Eddies on here.

You all knew what I meant though. Good enough for me.

As an aside, missed an earthquake in Morocco by a few days! Safe to say the the hotel purchase I had a small bit to play in is now off! Got over here and they didn't feel a thing. I am looking across at the Atlas Mountains as I type.

Glad to hear you're safe, mate.

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27 minutes ago, globaldiver said:

Was driving in it, up towards Newcastle. Never known conditions like it.

Over 12000 lightning strikes that day in the UK apparently. 

I remember being in Leicestershire once for a long weekend in a village.

Had a thunder storm and deluge that day, and had to stop the car. Couldn't see safely, and thr road was filling up as the drains couldn't cope.

Remarkable things are thunder storms.

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5 minutes ago, Spider said:

Yep

Looses impact.

Plus, looking back through history, there have ways been large flooding events, so the continued inference to global warming doesn't necessarily hold. Plus it does a disservice to those who are working to produce genuine evidence and mitigation technologies. 

A rather important year for us, 1877, saw a flood in China that killed an estimated 930,000 souls. Just weather?

 

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34 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Looses impact.

Plus, looking back through history, there have ways been large flooding events, so the continued inference to global warming doesn't necessarily hold. Plus it does a disservice to those who are working to produce genuine evidence and mitigation technologies. 

A rather important year for us, 1877, saw a flood in China that killed an estimated 930,000 souls. Just weather?

 

Not just any weather “Chi  - na weather”

 

 

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On 13/09/2023 at 14:20, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Looses impact.

Plus, looking back through history, there have ways been large flooding events, so the continued inference to global warming doesn't necessarily hold. Plus it does a disservice to those who are working to produce genuine evidence and mitigation technologies. 

A rather important year for us, 1877, saw a flood in China that killed an estimated 930,000 souls. Just weather?

 

I suspect the world was in far less of a position to deal with floods back then 

The thing to note is the number of floods goes up over time whilst the number of deaths down

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9 hours ago, Zico said:

I suspect the world was in far less of a position to deal with floods back then 

The thing to note is the number of floods goes up over time whilst the number of deaths down

Do they though?

We have better levels of reporting now, so perhaps we just hear of them more.

Interestingly, reading about it, the big flood to which I referred, was contributed to by the people living there.

 

I'd hazard a guess that post industrial revolution we, as a species, have played a part in many of the disasters. Either directly through poor water and land management, or indirectly through increasing atmospheric CO2.

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4 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Do they though?

well the number of reported floods is on an upwards trajectory since 1990

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1339730/number-of-flood-disasters-worldwide/

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the number of deaths seems to be fairly static

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perhaps the better demonstration of how we're now better prepared and equipped to deal with floods is the number of people impacted by them

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