New research published in the journal Hydrological Sciences, suggests a growth in population could be a contributing factor to increased flooding rather than climate change! Although not discounting climate change completely, Derek Clarke, lead author of the study comments; "We have categorically not ruled out a link between climate change and flooding, we just can't demonstrate that there is a link.”
This interesting article takes a different angle on explaining why the UK is battered by floods on a regular basis. Looking at data from the 18th Century to now, is it clear flooding has increased peaking in 2012, recorded as the wettest year on record. This data also sits in line with population trends – a growth from 38.2 million to 59.1 million.