30 Oct '12, 2pm

Rainy day reading list #2: building tips for reducing flooding risk.

I guess "global weirding" is a good expression, because it expresses very well the fact that we no longer have the fixed weather patterns of the past - to the extent that our forefathers could predict almost to the day the changes of the seasons or, in other parts of the world, the onset of the monsoon. Why not? The simple answer is - however much the climate change skeptics may wish to play ostrich about it - man-made warming. Without Humanity, the weather patterns of this planet would be governed almost entirely by solar radiation, the seasons, and the Earth's internal warming, with the occasional random disturbance of a volcano blowing its top. And, as the skeptics continually point out, these weather patterns show fluctuations associated with solar and other astronomical cycles. The point is, however, that in the last century or so the weather's "weirdness" has been in...

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