Extreme weather threatens Dorset’s infrastructure, warns experts

Extreme weather threatens Dorset’s infrastructure, warns experts

Extreme weather threatens Dorset’s infrastructure, warns experts

First published in News

The likelihood of more frequent extreme weather, combined with deteriorating infrastructure, leaves the region vulnerable, according to the Institution of Civil engineers South West.

Its State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2014 report welcomed progress since 2010 in recognising the importance of infrastructure to economic growth.

But it gave the South West a D or ‘at risk’ rating for flood management and transport.

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11:04am Thu 26 Jun 14

mmmmmmm says...

Nothing to do with you scum of the earth driving motorised elaborate wheelchairs every day.
Nothing to do with you scum of the earth driving motorised elaborate wheelchairs every day. mmmmmmm
  • Score: -10

11:33am Thu 26 Jun 14

paul.p says...

Would be nice if this region actually received funds to elleviate the problems being faced.
Would be nice if this region actually received funds to elleviate the problems being faced. paul.p
  • Score: -1

11:53am Thu 26 Jun 14

Ragwin says...

If climate change predictions turn out to be correct then all of Bournemouth beach will be washed away and there's nothing that can be done about it. We know they've already had to renew it with dredged sand to sustain it.
If climate change predictions turn out to be correct then all of Bournemouth beach will be washed away and there's nothing that can be done about it. We know they've already had to renew it with dredged sand to sustain it. Ragwin
  • Score: -1

12:25pm Thu 26 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

Ragwin wrote:
If climate change predictions turn out to be correct then all of Bournemouth beach will be washed away and there's nothing that can be done about it. We know they've already had to renew it with dredged sand to sustain it.
Bournemouth beach started being washed naturally away the day they built the sea wall and promenade about a hundred years ago, because it's natural resource for endless renewal had always been the continued erosion of the sandy cliff face by the sea. The dredging renewal of our beach is necessary because of Bournemouth's very effective sea defences and nothing to do with any of this climate change nonsense - before dredging back in the 1950/60's we had far less beach than we do now and this man made renewal can and will have to be on-going.

And if the more sensational global warming/climate change predictions of twenty years ago had turned out to be true the sea would already be lapping around the front door of the Town Hall by now - but it isn't. Be wary of climate 'experts' being paid to tell huge porkies!
[quote][p][bold]Ragwin[/bold] wrote: If climate change predictions turn out to be correct then all of Bournemouth beach will be washed away and there's nothing that can be done about it. We know they've already had to renew it with dredged sand to sustain it.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth beach started being washed naturally away the day they built the sea wall and promenade about a hundred years ago, because it's natural resource for endless renewal had always been the continued erosion of the sandy cliff face by the sea. The dredging renewal of our beach is necessary because of Bournemouth's very effective sea defences and nothing to do with any of this climate change nonsense - before dredging back in the 1950/60's we had far less beach than we do now and this man made renewal can and will have to be on-going. And if the more sensational global warming/climate change predictions of twenty years ago had turned out to be true the sea would already be lapping around the front door of the Town Hall by now - but it isn't. Be wary of climate 'experts' being paid to tell huge porkies! muscliffman
  • Score: 4

1:16pm Thu 26 Jun 14

elite50 says...

If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours.
I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year.
Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?
If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours. I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year. Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him? elite50
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Thu 26 Jun 14

EddieVH says...

elite50 wrote:
If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours.
I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year.
Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?
-1 point. Fails to distinguish between

WEATHER: The state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold,
wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy.

CLIMATE: The term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours. I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year. Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?[/p][/quote]-1 point. Fails to distinguish between WEATHER: The state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. CLIMATE: The term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. EddieVH
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Thu 26 Jun 14

MikeGB says...

I wonder how mmmmmmmm plans to get out and about when he/she is elderly and infirm? Also a totally irrelevant post for this article, so obviously bitter about something.
I wonder how mmmmmmmm plans to get out and about when he/she is elderly and infirm? Also a totally irrelevant post for this article, so obviously bitter about something. MikeGB
  • Score: 1

6:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

elite50 wrote:
If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours.
I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year.
Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?
That's why they changed the name from global warming to climate change, to many so called scientists are pocketing an absolute fortune while preaching about global warming, when things started to cool down in favor of wetter weather they feared being found out for the charlatans they are and suddenly changer to climate change.
All this is simply scaremongering hokus pokus.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours. I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year. Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?[/p][/quote]That's why they changed the name from global warming to climate change, to many so called scientists are pocketing an absolute fortune while preaching about global warming, when things started to cool down in favor of wetter weather they feared being found out for the charlatans they are and suddenly changer to climate change. All this is simply scaremongering hokus pokus. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Ophilum says...

EddieVH wrote:
elite50 wrote:
If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours.
I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year.
Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?
-1 point. Fails to distinguish between

WEATHER: The state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold,
wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy.

CLIMATE: The term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.
My you are a global warming zealot who believes in the religion of al gore. If it,s hot it,s global warming if it,s cold it is global warming, we haven't spent much on our infrastructure for the last 30 years or so. The roads in dorset are still fit only for carts in most parts.
[quote][p][bold]EddieVH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: If it is global warming, we should be slapping on the sunscreen, not protecting ourselves from more downpours. I have not noticed too much in the way of temperature rising yet this year. Where the hell is that money-hungry Al Gore when you need him?[/p][/quote]-1 point. Fails to distinguish between WEATHER: The state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. CLIMATE: The term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.[/p][/quote]My you are a global warming zealot who believes in the religion of al gore. If it,s hot it,s global warming if it,s cold it is global warming, we haven't spent much on our infrastructure for the last 30 years or so. The roads in dorset are still fit only for carts in most parts. Ophilum
  • Score: 1

3:35am Fri 27 Jun 14

mememine69 says...

The consensus is just 32 years of; "could be" and science has NEVER "believed" beyond their laughable 95% and "could be". Prove me wrong. Not one IPCC warning says; "will be" or "inevitable" or "eventual" or "proven" like how evolution and smoking causing cancer are. You "believers" are exaggerating a consensus of nothing and history is watching this Reefer Madness of climate blame. A mob of determined "believers" do not get to determine certainty, only science can. Deny that.
The consensus is just 32 years of; "could be" and science has NEVER "believed" beyond their laughable 95% and "could be". Prove me wrong. Not one IPCC warning says; "will be" or "inevitable" or "eventual" or "proven" like how evolution and smoking causing cancer are. You "believers" are exaggerating a consensus of nothing and history is watching this Reefer Madness of climate blame. A mob of determined "believers" do not get to determine certainty, only science can. Deny that. mememine69
  • Score: 2

7:46am Fri 27 Jun 14

mmmmmmm says...

Riding bikes keeps people fit and well further in to old age than driving cars and eating poop,you sillies.
Riding bikes keeps people fit and well further in to old age than driving cars and eating poop,you sillies. mmmmmmm
  • Score: 0

9:50am Fri 27 Jun 14

Ophilum says...

A UK Met Office study that predicted temperatures would rise by up to half a degree centigrade over the past 10 years faces ridicule after it was revealed that temperatures actually dropped over that period.
The peer-reviewed study by Doug M. Smith et al, entitled “Improved Surface Temperature Prediction for the Coming Decade from a Global Climate Model” – and which featured in the journal Science – also incorrectly predicted that several years over the past decade would see record heat.
And the religion of global warming still believes thanks be to al gore, you could not make it up, oops... they do evidently.
A UK Met Office study that predicted temperatures would rise by up to half a degree centigrade over the past 10 years faces ridicule after it was revealed that temperatures actually dropped over that period. The peer-reviewed study by Doug M. Smith et al, entitled “Improved Surface Temperature Prediction for the Coming Decade from a Global Climate Model” – and which featured in the journal Science – also incorrectly predicted that several years over the past decade would see record heat. And the religion of global warming still believes thanks be to al gore, you could not make it up, oops... they do evidently. Ophilum
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MikeGB says...

mmmmmmm wrote:
Riding bikes keeps people fit and well further in to old age than driving cars and eating poop,you sillies.
Except that they run the risk of being killed or badly injured every day.
Making snide comments and broad generalisations like you are some kind of superior being simply shows you up for what you really are, whether your point is valid or not. Have you never been in a car? Have you spent your whole life eating organic vegan food nutritionally balanced? Have you ever posted anything without pouring scorn on the readers? If you get 2/3 I'll let you off.
[quote][p][bold]mmmmmmm[/bold] wrote: Riding bikes keeps people fit and well further in to old age than driving cars and eating poop,you sillies.[/p][/quote]Except that they run the risk of being killed or badly injured every day. Making snide comments and broad generalisations like you are some kind of superior being simply shows you up for what you really are, whether your point is valid or not. Have you never been in a car? Have you spent your whole life eating organic vegan food nutritionally balanced? Have you ever posted anything without pouring scorn on the readers? If you get 2/3 I'll let you off. MikeGB
  • Score: 0

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