Saturday, August 9, 2008

Scotland 'can expect more floods'

BBC: More floods and landslides could hit areas of Scotland in the future, according to an environmental charity. WWF Scotland has analysed Met Office data and found that last month was almost 1.5C warmer than the long-term average. It said July was very warm, a bit wetter and less sunny than usual.

…WWF Scotland director, Richard Dixon, said: "We are now seeing floods and landslides closing road and railways. "This is just the kind of impact we will expect to see more of as the climate changes further."

He added: "Scotland has the potential to produce the best climate change legislation anywhere in the world, setting the benchmark for the climate talks over the next 18 months….

Pittenweem, Scotland, from the outer harbor wall. Shot by Jim Bain for the Geograph Project, Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License (cc-by-sa-2.0).

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