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29 Jul 21 12:43
Date Joined: 17 Nov 10
| Topic/replies: 2,858 | Blogger: bullraider's blog
Above sea level?
Seems to be the big question estate agencies and insurance companies will soon be asking.
As for "carbon capture" technologies that actually require more energy than they save in terms of the CO2 released as a result of burning carbon.
Leave it to plants and photosynthesis to give the planet oxygen,they actually know what they are doing unlike the morons in charge these days
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Report bullraider July 29, 2021 1:45 PM BST
I'll start the conversation,
"we are F8888d"
Report politicspunter July 29, 2021 1:47 PM BST
Do you mean houses that are near the coast?
Report PorcupineorPineapple July 29, 2021 2:08 PM BST
Not necessarily. Any towns bordering the Severn seem to be an obvious risk.

Walked past a house with sandbags outside the door this morning. Only been a bit of rain so a bit of an overreaction. Did make me think though that getting a couple in and throwing them in the shed could be a decent investment.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 2:09 PM BST
I bought at top of hill, or near it.

Back in 97,good planning, zero flood risk
except for internal, or roof.

Try to grow trees etc, and cut back
making wood piles for insects.

Make compost, and grow native plants
to help insects.
Report Dr Crippen July 29, 2021 2:14 PM BST
Doesn't have to below sea level.
Only needs to be built on what is called a flood plain or subject to flooding.
Which is where rainwater can't get away fast enough.

And the more we build the worse it gets.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- July 29, 2021 2:24 PM BST
Flood plains are known flood risks

Anybody buying on a flood plain
should think again.

Some areas have improved defences

Mother in law bought old folks
house on flood plain, but had
assurances Town council had

Leap of faith, but now it's protected

.... Until it floods of course.
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 3:43 PM BST
going to buy a house beside a river, to own the libs
Report Giuseppe July 29, 2021 3:44 PM BST
lol you call this a flood
Report nineteen points July 29, 2021 4:05 PM BST
Maybe after 40 years neglect,the govt of the day,spent a bit money cleaning the sewers and drains,the gullys and dithches in the countryside then maybe floods would be less common.walk through the countryside now,along field ditches and they are all neglected and bunged up.they is nowhere for the water to drain off to.
Report bullraider July 29, 2021 4:42 PM BST
yes pp and in flood plains,good point 19p,everywhere i look now,concrete,they are building so many houses around me, the sewage works needs doubling in size.
Report Just Checking July 29, 2021 5:57 PM BST
There was an advert very heavily pushed on the net a few months ago for a nice looking house that you could win in a raffle. It turns out it was probably being raffled as it was hard to sell as it was built on the flood plane for a river going by it.
I'd have taken it and installed some fancy trenchwork and pump I think, there must be SOME way round that sort of thing?

Or just learned to like wet feet and the smell of mold.
Report macarony July 29, 2021 7:02 PM BST
About 12500 years ago the sea level rose over 300 feet after part of the younger Dyas comet smashed into the earth. most of the earths land mass is now under the sea
Report PeteTheBloke July 29, 2021 7:21 PM BST
Dredged ditches are just a way to pass the problem to someone else. They allow the water to
move quickly to the main river and that then bursts its banks.
Report bullraider July 29, 2021 7:24 PM BST
just checking,nice idea,build a moat but where do you pump the water to?
Report nineteen points July 29, 2021 7:33 PM BST
dig a big well out the back obviously!
Report macarony July 29, 2021 7:41 PM BST
Sounds crazy but putting the bends back in the rivers also the planting of trees plus paying farmers to take down flood defences and allowing their land to flood.
Report Just Checking July 29, 2021 7:50 PM BST
Pump the water back into the river at the end of your garden, send it back from whence it came, the foul dog.

I'm not saying ALL of it but there must be some way with waterproofing the walls and putting a limited perimeter round it you can make a specific house sized area dry?

Like a sort of .. land ship. I personally wouldn't care much if there was a sort of grass berm round the house.
Report Just Checking July 29, 2021 7:50 PM BST
Loads of the Netherlands is below sea level with dykes and pumps.
Report Charlie July 29, 2021 8:01 PM BST
Glad to see at last people are coming around to the idea of climate change, it's taken a while.

The problem is it's not just raining more but that it's raining more heavily in a short period of time. And sea levels are rising.
Report bullraider July 29, 2021 9:02 PM BST

Jul 29, 2021 -- 1:33PM, nineteen points wrote:

dig a big well out the back obviously!

imagine how big a well you would need,maybe start digging now?

Report bullraider July 29, 2021 9:03 PM BST
btw wells are for storing water not draining it
Report bullraider July 29, 2021 9:06 PM BST

Jul 29, 2021 -- 1:50PM, Just Checking wrote:

Loads of the Netherlands is below sea level with dykes and pumps.

here's hoping you don't live in norfolk!

Report Corky July 29, 2021 11:13 PM BST
"And sea levels are rising."

How come Arry  got 7 mill for his old gaff on sandbanks then ? Last time I looked Venice and the Maldives were still there ?
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