“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.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report on 3 July showing record warming during the noughties decade by various measures. (http://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-5-11-july-2013-1.13349)
Beware the WMO, an anagram of ‘warmer igloo cool rationale dot zing’.