Flash floods will be more common as climate crisis worsens, say scientists

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Overhaul of UK infrastructure needed to ensure it is not overwhelmed by impact of extreme weather

Flash flooding of the type seen in London this weekend will become a more common occurrence as the climate crisis worsens, scientists have warned, and the UK government, businesses and householders must do much more to protect against future harm.

Dr Jess Neumann, a hydrologist at the University of Reading, said: “Flooding from intense summer rainfall is going happen more frequently. No city, town or village is immune to flooding and we all need to take hard action right now if we are to prevent impacts from getting worse in the future.”

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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