New Study: Scientists Find Recent UK Flooding Is Not Unprecedented

Drought to flood and back again had always been the way. Taking one of these periods and extrapolating ad nauseam based upon belief is why we are unprepared (never ending droughts *cough*) when the cycle reverts.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

GWPF has details of a new study in to UK flooding records.

As I have often shown, there is nothing unprecedented about recent floods in Britain. What often makes it seem so is the “flood dry” period which occurred between 1970 and 2000.

This new paper comes to similar conclusions, and also finds that flooding tends to be worse during warm phases of the AMO:

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The apparent increase in flooding witnessed over the last decade appears in consideration to the long-term flood record not to be unprecedented; whilst the period since 2000 has been considered as flood-rich, the period 1970–2000 is “flood poor”, which may partly explain why recent floods are often perceived as extreme events. The much publicised (popular media) apparent change in flood frequency since 2000 may reflect natural variability, as there appears to be no shift in long-term flood frequency.

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