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Is UK ready for intense storms? 18 February 2020

UK must prepare for more intense storms, climate scientists say (via Guardian)

River Usk

By Jonathan Watts 

Britain must brace for more storms like Dennis and Ciara because rainfall will be more intense in a climate–disrupted future, scientists have warned.

They said the government needed to increase the creation of more natural drainage systems if it wanted to avoid having to raise the level of sea and river defences every few years to counter the growing threat of flooding and storm surges.

Storm Dennis killed at least three people and flooded many parts of the country at the weekend. Politicians from all parties have acknowledged the link to the climate crisis, but differ over how to respond.

Read more via The Guardian