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For every 1°C we increase the temperature we see 7% more moisture in the atmosphere. This causes more intense rain and leads to a greater number of flooding events. For decades the scientists have been sounding the alarm, and the politicians (and the billionaires who fund them) have been hitting the snooze button. Nobody wants to grasp the climate crisis nettle.

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Agree. In local terms I really feel for those Billing Aquadrome residents. I suspect the writing is already on the wall in climate change terms with regard to the future viability of that site. What’s going on with the utilities’ costs and ground rent there as well?

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So last year there was a big overspend on clinical care and this year its even bigger.

And typical of local authorities it just gets brushed aside. If it was a business it would be in administration.

How many of the top managers have business experience?

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Surely the whole issue is about living on flood plains.

With climate change it is getting worse and I cannot imagine anyone buying the Billing Aquadrome spending on raising the flood defences to the levels now required to keep it safe for the foreseeable future.

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