“If you are forced to put in a large pond, that means you can’t build homes on that, so there is a cost involved.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25676973)

As opposed to the cost of having homes under water.



“Pebbles from the beach were being pinged across the seawall and on to neighbouring streets.” (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/07/uk-floods-chesil-beach-sirens)

The celestial pebble dash will be a new weather warning icon from the Met Office.


“The RAC is warning motorists of the risk of driving through deep floodwater. … ‘While cars have improved significantly in technical terms in recent years they are still not waterproof and will break down if they are driven through deep water.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/23/heavy-rain-uk-flood-warnings)

The ministry for stating the bleeding obvious added the reminder that humans are not amphibious.


“Few properties are equipped with flood defences such as ‘skirting’ and barriers, in part because owners fear this could put off future buyers” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/19/flood-insurance-scheme-inadequate-study)

Whereas the decking, or ‘jetty’, and the tadpoles in the carpet easily pass inspection.


“As the amount of Arctic sea ice declines at an unprecedented rate, the thawing of offshore permafrost releases methane,” (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7459/full/499401a.html) which “increase[s] climate impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, damage to agriculture and human health.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23432769)

Research is underway into the impact of a naked flame.