Sunday, December 08, 2013
London's Flood Risk
Fortunately London was ready, and the Thames Barrier was raised in time to protect the capital.
But what if it hadn't been there? How bad could it have been?
Well the answer is pretty bad as can be seen by the image above released by the Environment Agency which shows how most of Docklands and huge swathes of East London would have been under water.
The headlines could have been so different, with less talk about Christmas Dolphins, and more about disasters and devastation.
Updated: Google thinks that this picture needs snowflakes: