Droughts and floods ‘will be common events in Britain’

Guardian: Britain faces increasingly extreme weather conditions and urgently needs to improve its anti-flood defences and preparations for severe drought, says the Environment Agency. Its stark conclusion follows detailed analysis of weather patterns, river levels and flooding events in 2012, which revealed that some areas suffered record levels of drought before facing some of the worst flooding ever. Last year, flooding was recorded on 20% of days and drought on 25% of days, with rivers such as the......

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