Northern Britain Hit by Worst Flood Ever

The beloved lake district of Northern Great Britain known as Cumbria was home and inspiration to many of the greatest writers of the romantic period in England like Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. Now it’s unrecognizable except as some sort of fiord. Northern Great Britain flooded in the past few days from the worst rainfall ever recorded. More than a foot of water fell, a month’s worth, in a day.

More than a thousand homes flooded and people had to be rescued by helicopter and Cost Guard boats were deployed on what is supposed to be dry land.

The same scenario happened in County Cork across the Irish Sea where the highest floodwaters in 20 years washed out stone bridges. There is little relief in sight because the weatherman is predicting more rain to come.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9142032.

Ditto for disastrous flooding from torrential rain in Turkey in September

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Now read an article in Science Daily: “Heavier rainstorms lie in our future. That’s the clear conclusion of a new MIT and Caltech study on the impact that global climate change will have on precipitation patterns.” Hmmm.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817190638.htm.

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