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Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years

12.02.2018
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Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future riskFor the inhabitants of the Cumbrian village of Glenridding, the winter of 2015/16 was a miserable one. Storm Desmond brought the first deluge in December, turning the river into a raging torrent, sweeping through many properties, and cutting the village off from the outside world for a full two days. Storm Eva barrelled in a few weeks later, and Glenridding ended up awash three times in the space of four weeks.So what is going on? Are extreme climate events becoming more frequent, or were the residents of Glenridding suffering a series of unlucky rolls of the dice? Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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