United Kingdom: The rain falls – while the government pulls the plug on flood defences

Guardian: Should the weather over the next three months be anything like normal, we are on course for Britain's soggiest winter since records began. In England, it is already the wettest year. Even people who like to deny climate change and wish to sweep away planning rules now understand that floods can strike almost anywhere at any time. Waterlogged homes are a regular feature of British life. This year caps more than a decade of inundation. In 2012, 7,500 homes have been ruined, with one in six properties......

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