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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:21 PM

For those of us that keep an eye on climate change

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50343977

A woman has died after becoming submerged in floodwater as parts of England were deluged with a month's worth of rain in a day.

Her body was found hours after she was swept into Derbyshire's River Derwent.

Elsewhere, people have been evacuated from their homes as rivers reached record levels in some areas.

During a visit to the area, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "We need to prepare and we need to be investing in defences."

The Derwent is expected to peak in Derby city centre at 22:00 GMT, while police have ordered the closure of a main route into the city.

The woman was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley, near Matlock, in the early hours of Friday and the body was found about two miles away in Darley Dale.

Flooding in Yorkshire: As it happened
East Midlands flooding: As it happened

Derbyshire Police said her family had been informed and formal identification was yet to take place.

Mark Hopkinson, who witnessed the emergency operation to find the woman, said he saw police officers and mountain rescuers searching in the area.

"We saw a little drone go up and the coastguard helicopter came, and that was then circling, hovering over some trees," he said.

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Reply For those of us that keep an eye on climate change (Original post)
Miigwech Friday OP
BigmanPigman Friday #1
airplaneman Friday #2
crickets Friday #3
BigmanPigman Friday #4
Liberal In Texas Friday #5

Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. I listened to Jane Fonda on CNN and she was very clear.

Basically, soon there will be giant floods, horrible fires, terrible freezing, unbearable heat and all only a week or two apart before the next one starts. She said there won't be enough time between a continuous series of catastrophic weather related events to not only come up with, but also implement a partial, temporary solution, let alone a permanent solution. Add world wide pandemics, mass migrations, economic collapse, national security collapse, etc. This is what the scientists are realistically predicting.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:09 PM

2. We are already seeing infrastructure being destroyed faster than we can rebuilt it.

This will only intensify
-airplane

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:27 PM

3. This is all so horrifying. It could have been avoided, or at least mitigated. nt

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Response to crickets (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:01 PM

4. And frustrating.

I get so mad and I won't even be alive 10 years from now, like Jane Fonda. $$$$$ is the seed that grew this monster that will destroy so many innocent lives, this includes the animals and plants.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:12 PM

5. Diaspora. And Deadbeat Donnie thinks some stupid wall will stop it.

But geeeeze, we can't bankrupt coal companies or get rid of subsidies for oil and and other petro companies.

And make fun of us with EVs. What a disgusting time we're living in.



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