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UK: Climate change means more frequent flooding, warns Environment Agency

Environment Agency, United Kingdom - gov

Launching its Flood Action Campaign, the Environment Agency warns that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent. The campaign targets younger people through social media and online advertising to encourage them to check their flood risk at GOV.UK, sign up for free warnings and be prepared to take action when flooding hits.

  • Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods?

    CCAFS

    As agricultural scientists try to predict crop conditions in these climate-complex times, they are increasingly turning to “remote sensing” – gathering information from a distance. In particular, satellites have been used to measure soil moisture in order to predict and prepare for flood, droughts and other risks.

  • How sea level rise simulations can improve climate adaptation

    Risk Center

    A new study shows that engaged learning and experience provide an effective way to communicate the risk of sea level rise and overcome psychological barriers to serious climate adaptation efforts. The research used a simulation that allows participants to “live” in a future South Florida that is experiencing worsening effects of sea level rise.

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