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Is the UK going to be washed away??

 
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Is the UK going to be washed away??
Sooo just wondering if anyone on here knows what is coming for the UK. Seems North America is getting slammed with the mega cold and snow to extremes but here in the UK the floods are the worst most people have ever known. Is this what is to come? More ice and cold for North America while the UK drowns? will there be anywhere left in the UK not submerged or are we all in for it?
I am on the tip of the land, as far south as can be, down by lands end. waves were over 30 feet today, locals were stunned by it.
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yes brussels decided to get rid of the UK.

so bye and enjoy while its lasts.
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i was hoping for a scientific smart answer not a sarcastic smart ass answer! :)
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Re: Is the UK going to be washed away??
Sooo just wondering if anyone on here knows what is coming for the UK. Seems North America is getting slammed with the mega cold and snow to extremes but here in the UK the floods are the worst most people have ever known. Is this what is to come? More ice and cold for North America while the UK drowns? will there be anywhere left in the UK not submerged or are we all in for it?
I am on the tip of the land, as far south as can be, down by lands end. waves were over 30 feet today, locals were stunned by it.
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UK used to be part of mainland 15,000 years ago... [link to www.iceagenow.com]
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I was thinking about this today.....

Was listening to the radio and they said that a swell event happens once every 100 years, however, there has been 2 in less than a month, talk about not being the norm.

I was on the M60 motorway around Manchester around midday today and I can tell you, it was atrocious. The rain was pounding the car and I could only see about 10 feet ahead of me, pretty frightening it was and then you get f**king idiots thinking there running on Formula 1 wet tyres still whizzing pass you at 70mph and above, flipping crazy....

Interesting and frightening times are upon us, it remains to be seen what else will be thrown at us in the coming months....
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Bet we get yet another hosepipe ban this summer, lol.
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Bet we get yet another hosepipe ban this summer, lol.
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It really is crazy. I went down to the beach and the coastal path and car parks had been washed away. Never seen such weather and I've lost count as to how much sever weather systems we've had this winter.

As to your question, I don't know if its sinking, but the thought was in my head when I was at the beach.
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If it does count I don't care hate the country I so want to get out of the uk
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i was hoping for a scientific smart answer not a sarcastic smart ass answer! :)
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What do you expect from a Belgium
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If it does count I don't care hate the country I so want to get out of the uk
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Go back to whogivesafuckistan
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Re: Is the UK going to be washed away??
Sooo just wondering if anyone on here knows what is coming for the UK. Seems North America is getting slammed with the mega cold and snow to extremes but here in the UK the floods are the worst most people have ever known. Is this what is to come? More ice and cold for North America while the UK drowns? will there be anywhere left in the UK not submerged or are we all in for it?
I am on the tip of the land, as far south as can be, down by lands end. waves were over 30 feet today, locals were stunned by it.
 Quoting: Canuckchick


I'm inland UK, about as far away from the sea as you can get. Yes we've had a few weather fronts blow through with wind and rain, but no big deal.

Big seas are nothing new to the UK, they happen from time to time. The weather goes in cycles, probably due to sunspots.

Don't believe the bullshit on the TV. Though people (and so the media) are waking up to it, just look at the aerial photos of the flooding... It's ALWAYS on FUCKING huge flood plains that it happens. Flooding has always happened!

They put in a flood relief in one place and it floods elsewhere.

In the "good old days" the river systems employed lock keepers, who's job it was to watch over rivers. These guys had YEARS (and generations) of experience over their patches of rivers. The knew which fields flooded first, and when to open sluice gates. They contacted the next man down stream, who knew the same. Rivers were finely regulated by men of experience. They have sacked all these blokes, sold off the lock keepers houses, and put a few hopeless monitoring systems in place.

Now we fucking build on flood plains. Pave over massive areas remove ditches, farmers insert drainage systems under vast barron fields. We then wonder why these things happen - and blame it onto man made global warming to increase taxes and keep people poor.

It's all BULLSHIT (except for the insurance companies refusing claims / cover)
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Wasn't there some sort of prophecy or scientist warning on TV back in the 90's claiming England would be under water in the next 10-20 years? Everyone thought it was funny back then but it looks like it might be happening.

damned
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i can't swim uk
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Wasn't there some sort of prophecy or scientist warning on TV back in the 90's claiming England would be under water in the next 10-20 years? Everyone thought it was funny back then but it looks like it might be happening.

damned
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link?
Xero Time
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In a town nearby the Thames, they built houses on the flood plain next to the river. I had seen this meadow under water.

The planners got permission to build, by designing the houses on stilts 8 feet off the ground. The lower area under the house open used for car parking on gravel.

As the years went by, people paved the area under the house and their driveways. They built walls around the stilts, and made proper garages with doors. They then started to convert these areas into utility rooms with washing machines etc.

The council was then pressurised into a flood relief system (knocking down older houses), so more land could be developed elsewhere in the town and outlying areas.

Fucking madness, but climate change is all your fault, and you need to pay more for energy - and everything else including more taxes, for the government to protect you.

BTW I was an electrician, and used to visit many antiquated water treatment works and (water run-off) drainage pumping systems. Every time there was a heavy shower, they would be forced to release raw sewage into the Thames, because they could not cope with the quantity of drainage water on top of normal sewage.

When you understand what is really going on, it is pretty obvious the rivers we have tried to control and narrow, will NEVER cope with the deluges that happen. Water run-off from paved area and marginal (boggy) farming land that have drainage systems we are only going to see more and more of this.

It is no coincidence that churches are nearly always built on the high spots of flood planes... They got there first!

When the river Thames used to freeze over (in Dickens days) it was a mile wide in some parts and in normal flow could be waded across. This is partly why it used to freeze over. It is only modern times where rivers have been narrowed, straightened and "dredged" by the speed of flow.

Just FUCKING think about it.
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Wasn't there some sort of prophecy or scientist warning on TV back in the 90's claiming England would be under water in the next 10-20 years? Everyone thought it was funny back then but it looks like it might be happening.
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Fuck off! Scotland used to have two kilometres of ice on it during the last ice age. The ice held down the "Highlands" as they are now called.

The movements of the plates mean that the south of England is sinking by a few centimetres a century as Scotland rises.

London was built because of the Thames. 500 years ago, the population of England was about 3,000,000 people. Considerably less than the population of Greater London now.

The idiot human race thinks it can tame the forces of nature, building on ever marginal land. Just take a look at what fast flowing water can do when it undermines a few feet of foundations, or a few centimetres of concrete or tarmac.

Anyone who has had a bucket of water thrown at them will know how easy it is to be thrown off your feet. Anyone crossing a fast flowing river less than a foot deep understands the power of water. Just look at hydro-electric plants. All the power from evaporated water by the Sun, dropped on hills as rain or snow.

The fucking ignorance of some "enlightened" GLP'er. Is there any hope?
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Wasn't there some sort of prophecy or scientist warning on TV back in the 90's claiming England would be under water in the next 10-20 years? Everyone thought it was funny back then but it looks like it might be happening.
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Fucking TV as a source... jeeez!

skull_fing
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i can't swim uk
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Good luck with that. You are likely to die of hypothermia / exhaustion in a matter minutes. Buy yourself a rubber dingy canoe or stout set of waders.
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What do people not understand about the word...


"Floodplain"
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i was hoping for a scientific smart answer not a sarcastic smart ass answer! :)
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Damn - all I had was also a smart ass answer
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If it does count I don't care hate the country I so want to get out of the uk
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Yep try running away to somewhere better... Good luck with that. I understand land is cheap in the Mediterranean and Easter Europe. Shame that you will probably stave to death.
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yes brussels decided to get rid of the UK.

so bye and enjoy while its lasts.
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If only!
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Re: Is the UK going to be washed away??
Sooo just wondering if anyone on here knows what is coming for the UK. Seems North America is getting slammed with the mega cold and snow to extremes but here in the UK the floods are the worst most people have ever known. Is this what is to come? More ice and cold for North America while the UK drowns? will there be anywhere left in the UK not submerged or are we all in for it?
I am on the tip of the land, as far south as can be, down by lands end. waves were over 30 feet today, locals were stunned by it.
 Quoting: Canuckchick


I'm inland UK, about as far away from the sea as you can get. Yes we've had a few weather fronts blow through with wind and rain, but no big deal.

Big seas are nothing new to the UK, they happen from time to time. The weather goes in cycles, probably due to sunspots.

Don't believe the bullshit on the TV. Though people (and so the media) are waking up to it, just look at the aerial photos of the flooding... It's ALWAYS on FUCKING huge flood plains that it happens. Flooding has always happened!

They put in a flood relief in one place and it floods elsewhere.

In the "good old days" the river systems employed lock keepers, who's job it was to watch over rivers. These guys had YEARS (and generations) of experience over their patches of rivers. The knew which fields flooded first, and when to open sluice gates. They contacted the next man down stream, who knew the same. Rivers were finely regulated by men of experience. They have sacked all these blokes, sold off the lock keepers houses, and put a few hopeless monitoring systems in place.

Now we fucking build on flood plains. Pave over massive areas remove ditches, farmers insert drainage systems under vast barron fields. We then wonder why these things happen - and blame it onto man made global warming to increase taxes and keep people poor.

It's all BULLSHIT (except for the insurance companies refusing claims / cover)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52442366


Thanks for that bit of history. People have to stop buying into the BS and stop using programmed terms like "severe" to describe all weather which makes them uncomfortable.
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Re: Is the UK going to be washed away??
I was thinking about this today.....

Was listening to the radio and they said that a swell event happens once every 100 years, however, there has been 2 in less than a month, talk about not being the norm.

I was on the M60 motorway around Manchester around midday today and I can tell you, it was atrocious. The rain was pounding the car and I could only see about 10 feet ahead of me, pretty frightening it was and then you get f**king idiots thinking there running on Formula 1 wet tyres still whizzing pass you at 70mph and above, flipping crazy....

Interesting and frightening times are upon us, it remains to be seen what else will be thrown at us in the coming months....
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Bullshit, "weather" has always gone in cycles. It was not that long ago we came out of a mini ice age. Dickens Christmas stories were always frosty for this very reason.

100 years ago houses were lit by candles. There was almost no electricity, no tarmac roads, few concrete break waters. Houses near the sea were small and crudely made of stone. People repaired and rebuilt things themselves.

A lot of the houses standing today were either built soundly (and maintained) by rich people, were small and robust built by simple folk, or were more fragile places built in well sheltered areas.

Do not rely on MSM for your facts or you will remain as ignorant as those overtaking you at 70 MPH on the rain swept M60. FFS

GLP has gone to the dogs. Who allowed these people in?
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Bet we get yet another hosepipe ban this summer, lol.
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They will NEVER ban hose-pipes once everyone is on a water meter. Once they sell the stuff per gallon, litre or cubic metre, there will be plenty for all. You just won't be able to water your garden with it or fill the paddling pool for the kids.

Idiot!
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i was hoping for a scientific smart answer not a sarcastic smart ass answer! :)
 Quoting: Canuckchick


What do you expect from a Belgium
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ohyeah
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the uk is not going to be washed away

sleep well
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What do people not understand about the word...


"Floodplain"
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innit

and the coastline - of all things - being BATTERED BY THE SEA??!

what kind of sorcery is this?!
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i was hoping for a scientific smart answer not a sarcastic smart ass answer! :)
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What do you expect from a Belgium
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ohyeah
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ignore van rumpuoy
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20t waves here today coast Ireland we are swamped never seen anything like it in lifetime





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