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Head of the Thames is now more than 5 miles downstream as forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come

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...The source of the Thames has dried up during the drought, with river experts saying it is the first time they have seen it happen while forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come.

The river's source has shifted from its official start point outside Cirencester during the continuing dry weather and is now more than 5 miles (8km) downstream.

Dr Rob Collins, director of policy and science at the Rivers Trust, said: "Following the prolonged dry weather, the source of the Thames in Gloucestershire has dried up, with a weak flow now only just about discernible more than 5 miles downstream (at Somerford Keynes).

"Under our changing climate we can anticipate the frequency and severity of such periods of drought and water scarcity to intensify, with increasing competition for a dwindling resource and devastating impacts on aquatic life."

The Met Office said on Thursday that the heatwave and dry weather show no signs of letting up, with little rain forecast for the next week and temperatures that could rise to the mid-30s....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 03:02 PM | Reply

Related...

Why is a wet country like Scotland facing water scarcity?
www.bbc.com

...Scotland's weather has a reputation for being wet, damp, drookit. While the south of England faces a summer hosepipe ban, Scottish households rarely have this worry.

But 2022 has brought a series of water scarcity warnings from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, suggesting a wake-up call may be needed north of the border. Sepa's latest report found the situation was becoming increasingly worrying in the east of Scotland.

While there are no plans for water restrictions for Scottish homes, it is not just about keeping gardens growing. Sepa says this is a result of climate change, and it could have a serious impact on agriculture and businesses in Scotland....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 03:03 PM | Reply

Word is Rick Scott in his CPAC rant soundly laid the blame for this at the feet of socialist "liberals"

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-08-05 04:59 PM | Reply

Yeah, I'm sure the socialst liberals are responsible for this...

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change
apnews.com

...To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin.

What's not visible through the chain-link fence is the plume of invisible gas, primarily methane, billowing from the gleaming white storage tanks up into the cloudless blue sky.

The Mako station, owned by a subsidiary of West Texas Gas Inc., was observed releasing an estimated 870 kilograms of methane -- an extraordinarily potent greenhouse gas -- into the atmosphere each hour. That's the equivalent impact on the climate of burning seven tanker trucks full of gasoline every day.

But Mako's outsized emissions aren't illegal, or even regulated. And it was only one of 533 methane "super emitters" detected during a 2021 aerial survey of the Permian conducted by Carbon Mapper, a partnership of university researchers and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The group documented massive amounts of methane venting into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations across the Permian, a 250-mile-wide bone-dry expanse along the Texas-New Mexico border that a billion years ago was the bottom of a shallow sea. Hundreds of those sites were seen spewing the gas over and over again. Ongoing leaks, gushers, going unfixed.

"We see the same sites active from year to year. It's not just month to month or season to season," said Riley Duren, a research scientist at the University of Arizona who leads Carbon Mapper. ...


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 06:36 PM | Reply

@#4 ... But Mako's outsized emissions aren't illegal, or even regulated.

It's Texas.

Regulating things harmful to humans?

Absurd.

Profits are more important than human lives.



#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 08:13 PM | Reply

"climate change is good because it keeps people from freezing to death"

-Marjorie talyor greene.

yes she literally said that.

Republicans worship morons.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-08-05 08:45 PM | Reply

I knew that the liberals were serious when they began to lead by example and not just insist that grift was the solution. All those private planes , SUVs and mansions they gave up to lead minimalist and sustainable lives. Oh yeah, that never happened.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-08-05 09:22 PM | Reply

@#7 ... I knew that the liberals were serious when they began to lead by example and not just insist that grift was the solution. ...

And the documented examples you have are.... ???

Or is your comment just yet another a Republican unsubstantiated assertion?

Jus' askin'...

Yer up....

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 09:30 PM | Reply

I voted for Gore because I thought his ideas were good.

Republicl0wns are pigs

Obama care lives

Hillary won the popular vote.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-05 10:21 PM | Reply

The earth always has and always will experience natural changes in its climate.

Progressives believe they can control the universe, as well as black and hispanic voters.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-08-05 10:50 PM | Reply

@#10 ... The earth always has and always will experience natural changes in its climate ...

I do not disagree.

But your comment does not attempt to explain the, let's call them, unnatural changes we seem to be experiences.

So, if I may ask, what natural changes do you ascribe to the climate changes we (as a world) have been experiencing?

As Alf might say, I'm all ears...

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 11:01 PM | Reply

"The earth always has and always will experience natural changes in its climate."

Do manmade changes in climate next!

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-05 11:12 PM | Reply

OK, in all honesty, when I posted this article, I really didn't think it would garner much attention.

But, I have to say, the piling on that I see surprised me.

Is this topic a sore point for some?

I gotta ask...

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 11:13 PM | Reply

Is this topic a sore point for some?

So far just sheeple and he's just an idiot troll.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-08-05 11:17 PM | Reply

The earth always has and always will experience natural changes in its climate.
Progressives believe they can control the universe, as well as black and hispanic voters.

#10 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2022-08-05 10:50 PM | FLAG: DOH

Yes it's true and it always occurs as part of a "natural phenomenon". Guess what dumb@$$? human beings are a natural phenomenon whose activities on the planet are causing it via the consumption of its resources... we have the power to dial it back.

As for the psychic part of your comment where you pretend to read "the progressive mind" is silliness... your teamed believed in WMDs, that Bushturd2 and Trumptidumped were successful businessmen capable of running a country, Sara Palin was a viable candidate and we were afraid of her, bin Laden wasn't a problem, Obamacare wasn't well thought out... or that Trumptyduymped wasn't officially dumped... ergo your psychic powers suck... therefore gfy lewzer. Try examing your own thoughts for a change.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-06 02:32 PM | Reply

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