The Dutch are the world’s experts at managing inhabited flood-land. They have amphibious homes that float when the water rises. Its not rocket science. Other nations just sit in dank traditional homes that are flooded every few years – DOH! Its called masochistic inertia… ” But we can’t do anything about it” Check these links and get busy. Ask your insurance company what they think of floating houses.
LEYLESTAD – PONDS EDGE
At the edge of the Park, a new neighborhood on the south side of the city in the Kestrel area now boasts a New Floating Residential community with eight energy-efficient, low-maintenance and durable floating homes. Built in collective private commissions (CPO) the lagoon was dug into a beautiful large bowl large enough to accommodate eight large Floating Homes with an average living area is approximately 171 m2, the content whopping 493m3.
Thames flood defences among schemes hit by coalition funding cuts
Avoidable damage estimated to cost £3bn as projects at Heathrow, Dawlish and Somerset Levels delayed or downsized – The Guardian – updated 18 FEB 2014. (& it is still raining – a light drizzle)
2.30 PM 12 FEB 2014 – HEATHROW, LONDON AIRPORT IS THREATENED WITH WATER FLOODING FROM THE RIVER THAMES – A FEW MILES FROM CENTRAL LONDON. AND IT IS STILL RAINING HARD.
BRITISH BANK EXECS DONATE ONE YEAR’S PAY $6,000,000,000 ($6 billion) TO FLOOD RELIEF – ten times the UK Environment Agency’s annual Budget. (Do you believe this generosity? And do you also believe in fairies? Or will the execs gouge out this money to tax-havens as usual – and screw their homeland?)
Despite the Tory Government’s utter determination that only the poor should pay for climate damage, bankers have announced that they have donated all the 2013 executive pay – a total of over $6 billion, to relieve those ruined by the current floods and build all necessary Flood Defences.
stoked the row over City pay on Tuesday by announcing a 32% fall in profits but a rise of 10% in the bonus pool. Antony Jenkins
, promoted to run Barclays in the wake of the £290m fine for rigging Libor, defended the decision to increase bonus payouts as he warned that between 10,000 to 12,000 jobs would be cut this year as he races to cut costs. Some 820 senior roles are to go along with 7,000 jobs in the UK. In a move that sparked the fury of the TUC, which accused the bank of “sticking two fingers up to hard-pressed families across Britain”, the bank announced it was paying bonuses of £2.4bn – up from £2.2bn a year ago – across the bank. Within that, the investment bankers enjoyed bonuses of £1.6bn compared with £1.4bn a year ago, even though the investment banking side suffered a loss in the fourth quarter and its annual profits tumbled 37%. The bank as a whole saw its profits fall to £5.2bn from £7bn
Prime Minister David Cameron, crushing humble, craven peasants under the rising waters with his Hunter rubber boots, vowed to press on and “…get rid of all that Green Crap” from UK budgets. “When will people face the facts that the UK is bust – bankrupt – Kaput!” he said. “All we have left is about $3 trillion in our private tax-haven accounts and that is sacrosanct.” … “Where on earth do these half-witted envious plebians imagine we can find a paltry $500 million dollars to dry out their grim little hovels?” …”That’s nearly 0.00005% of what we VIP Britons have stashed offshore.” “…My government won’t spend a brass cent on all this green crap, until water laps across the floor of The Palace of Westminster – We MUST protect The City of London”.
WHERE’S ALL THE F*****G MONEY GONE? UK.Gov says – In 2014/15, we (are) investing £344 million (0.01% of offshore UK capital) in new and ongoing flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) schemes. 42 new schemes have been confirmed for 2014/15, bringing the total number starting construction this year to 55. Once complete they will reduce the risk of flooding for around 43,000 houses (out of 3.5 million homes at risk) across England.
WHERE’S ALL THE MONEY – WHO IN UK GOVERNMENT IS HIDING ASSETS IN TAX HAVENS?