Bits of northern England have been inundated by floodwater in recent weeks. Even the perpetually soggy Venice has managed to get somehow more underwater.

It’s grim as hell, flooding, made worse by the politicians stopping by with a mop and hi-vis. Grim, but not unpredictable. So why is everyone still reporting these events as if they’re out of the blue? Shouldn’t we start assuming they’re going to happen more regualrly, and get our preparative shit together accordingly?

Also this week, manifestos for the babble’s THIRD general election make for surprisingly uplifting reading, and Coldplay kick blighty when it’s down.

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