|The Boat Inn Public House at Jackfield, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, flooded by the River Severn|
A man shouted "Take down de sign"
For the floods have begun to decline
"You can get to my pub
In a car, not a tub
And I do serve some excellent wine."
However the extraordinary levels of rain here (hopefully the worst is over) coupled with the extremely cold weather in North America, and the extreme heatwave in Australia a year ago, all suggest that we all need to take global warming very seriously. Many people will find that the boxes in which they live and work are no longer suitable due the increasing number of extreme weather events which are predicted.