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4 minutes ago, Zico said:

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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The X-Axes on those graphs require some context.

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The graphs are interesting. I wonder what it defines as a disaster though: the incident in Libya involves the collapse of two dams, which could be about poor design and construction and not purely through the weather. That seems to be why so many died- a wall of water leaving no time for escape.

Whilst it certainly may point to climactic changes, it may also point to population growth and living where we shouldn't.

I also wonder if flooding events that cause no issues/loss of life are included?

Flooding is a perfectly natural phenomenon: we've used it to our benefit for centuries for growing crops. We've also been on the receiving end by buggering around and building on flood plains, draining moorland and trying to outwit nature.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66787620

This is a good piece on mitigation work, and the news report had some great video of the effects.

Similar thing been tried on a much smaller scale up on Smithills Moor.

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1 hour ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

The graphs are interesting. I wonder what it defines as a disaster though: the incident in Libya involves the collapse of two dams, which could be about poor design and construction and not purely through the weather. That seems to be why so many died- a wall of water leaving no time for escape.

Whilst it certainly may point to climactic changes, it may also point to population growth and living where we shouldn't.

I also wonder if flooding events that cause no issues/loss of life are included?

Flooding is a perfectly natural phenomenon: we've used it to our benefit for centuries for growing crops. We've also been on the receiving end by buggering around and building on flood plains, draining moorland and trying to outwit nature.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66787620

This is a good piece on mitigation work, and the news report had some great video of the effects.

Similar thing been tried on a much smaller scale up on Smithills Moor.

Aye, reading up on it the Libya floods seem as much to do with human intervention, or lack of, regards maintenance of the dams which have basically been neglected for years 

But it took extreme weather to set it all off 

There's flooding going on in China right now, the death tolls are much smaller but it's also allowed loads of crocodiles to escape from a farm

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1 hour ago, Zico said:

Aye, reading up on it the Libya floods seem as much to do with human intervention, or lack of, regards maintenance of the dams which have basically been neglected for years 

But it took extreme weather to set it all off 

There's flooding going on in China right now, the death tolls are much smaller but it's also allowed loads of crocodiles to escape from a farm

Better than a virus from a lab though

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8 minutes ago, gonzo said:

Its bloody barbaric here. 60mph winds yesterday, still big gusts today with sheeting rain.

Doesnt normally strike this early. Tail ends of 2 fuck off hurricanes apparently 

Aye, Ash tree snapped in a near by street.

Going to grab it soon, as long as it's still there- excellent fire wood.

Always a flip side! :)

 

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