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Britain’s Floods Made In Westminster

by | 29th, July 2007

GLOBAL warming? More like meddling pillocks :

We have reengineered too many of our rivers. A natural river is slow and meandering between soft banks, not fast and straight between concrete; it has deposition areas and wetlands. Canalising it gets the water off the land quickly, but it does so at the cost of wetlands, aquifers and the natural functioning of river systems. The result is droughts, floods and pollution.

To cap it all, we have redefined flood plains as suburbs and sold a generation of housebuyers into hazard hazard not only to themselves but to the rest of us who suffer the consequences of disrupted river systems and water with nowhere

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