The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels? Not global warming – river management

UPDATE: Satellite images added. UPDATE2: Upon further inspection of satellite images and flood maps I’ve concluded that while what this commenter had to say about the history is indeed true, the impact in this situation is not particularly relevant. I was going on the idea that all of the flood control channels in Somerset levels…

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Somerset Floods – February Update

By Paul Homewood I have been waiting to update the situation with regard to the flooding of the Somerset Levels. I had hoped to include the rainfall data for the local station at Yeovilton, but the Met Office still have not issued them yet. I have chased, but they say, understandably, they are too busy…

Flooding In The Somerset Levels – A Case Study

By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10564671/Stranded-the-island-in-the-middle-of-the-English-countryside.html There was an interesting report in last Sunday’s Telegraph about recent flooding in the Somerset Levels. I’ll  not reprint the whole thing, but would certainly recommend reading it. The essence of the article is that the flooding there, which began late last month and peaked on 1st January, are the worst…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #402

The Week That Was: 2020-03-07 / 14 (March 7 / 14, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “Aqueous vapor is a blanket, more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man. Remove for a single summer-night the aqueous vapor from…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #400

The Week That Was: 2020-02-22 (February 22, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Sir…

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Open Letter: Extinction Rebellion Climate Celebrities Admit Their Hypocrisy – But Blame Everyone Else

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Extinction Rebellion has finally responded to repeated accusations of climate hypocrisy – by blaming “the system” for their personal carbon excesses. Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites, You’re right.  We live high carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints. Like you –…