Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Floods

The U.K. is being inundated with rain. Floods in many areas and, if you’re not flooded, then torrential rains at the least.

Before continuing, let me reassure our regular readers that Nanda, Kezia and Jaime are ok – we live on the tops of a deep river valley. They are most pissed-off that the bad weather prevents them from going out, and prevents Jaime and Kezia from even playing in the garden.

In the U.K. there is lots of news coverage. Cities, towns and villages without water, without electricity, without road access. In the U.K. there are few deaths. Yes, some but in the –teens. Most people have house insurance. The town of Gloucester is without water and electricity

And the emergency services will get to you. I hope the medical services are coping – the ambulance services must be having a bad time and staff trying to get to work, for anyone, must be rough.

This year has already seen floods in Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Sudan etc. Hundreds of thousand effected. Struggling emergency services, struggling hospitals and health posts, struggling water supply systems (where they exist), no house insurance …

Our new Prime Minister is now warning us to get used to it … climate change is here to stay.

When will the President of the U.S.A admit it?

2 comments:

Rob said...

Question: "Our new Prime Minister is now warning us to get used to it … climate change is here to stay. When will the President of the U.S.A admit it?"

Answer: January 20, 2009.

Angus said...

Grin!