“Climate scientists meeting at a conference in the New Zealand city of Wellington have floated the idea of creating a category six to reflect the increasing severity of tropical cyclones in the wake of warming sea temperatures and climate change.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/category-six-storms-cyclones
Unfortunately the floating idea was quickly inundated by a small, localised whirlpool of category zero point one.
“All of the UK is on track to see rises in high winds except the south and south-west, with the greatest impact across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/uk-faces-sharp-rise-destructive-wind-storms-global-warming
Westminster’s climate reckless policies are vindicated.
Miami Beach is “retrofitting 300 outflow valves that allow stormwater to drain into the bay, inserting plugs to prevent the reverse flow of sea water. Dunes are being reinforced with sea oats and engineers are looking into pumping water into underground storage.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/us-usa-miami-beach-flooding-idUKKCN0HS0U820141003)
Porridge has long been known to be as effective as concrete.
“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.
“As [Arctic] ice gets thinner and more dispersed, it’s more of a sitting duck as storms come through.” (http://www.nature.com/news/summer-storms-bolster-arctic-ice-1.13605)
It’s quacking up.
To avoid silt from storm run-off contaminating drinking water, “New York’s reservoirs will be managed by souped-up software.” (http://www.nature.com/news/forecasts-turn-tide-on-silt-1.13576)
2 trillion litres of Gazpacho.