Sunday, 2 March 2014

Time to relax with a Limerick

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."
The above limerick was inspired by the recent extensive flooding in England, with some places in Somerset having been flooded for over two months, together with extensive flooding along the Thames.

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.

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