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The real record of Britain's floods

"Devastating floods which wreaked havoc across Britain in 2000 were made more likely by global warming, according to the first study to link flooding in this country to climate change." Well, no.


Image and text: Philip Halling / Creative Commons

Beside the entrance to the Watergate to College Green by Worcester Cathedral some of the flood levels have been marked on the wall. The July 2007 flood level has recently been added (top right). This puts the flood in context with other high floods of the past. The highest in living memory was the flood of March 1947; the mark for this flood is on the extreme left and is around one foot higher than the 2007 flood. The larger plaque at the top marks the highest known flood, that of 1770. Philip Halling (Hillrover) is a photographer who hikes around Britain, creating images. He has provided 2423 photographs to geograph.

Those with scientific doubts that mankind is doing much to affect climate change will hold a conference on climate on Saturday, March 19th, at Cromwell Barn, Burleigh Hill Farm, Somersham Rd, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 3LY. The start is 10.30am. The speakers include the author and publisher, the Rev Philip Foster, Roger Helmer MEP, and Professors David Bellamy, Stephen Bush and Nils-Axel Morner. For more info email:

Link to flood levels thanks to An Englishman's Castle

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