Why do you think we are starting to get floods? Don't blame it on the weather- Britian always has typical bad weather.
Where is all the land going? What about the farms? People are building on top of the land.
What's the water cycle? Anyone know? Let's hae a look...
"There are six important processes that make up the water cycle.
Condensation - the opposite of evaporation. Condensation occurs when a gas is changed into a liquid.
Infiltration - Infiltration is an important process where rain water soaks into the ground, through the soil and underlying rock layers.
Runoff - Much of the water that returns to Earth as precipitation runs off the surface of the land, and flows down hill into streams, rivers, ponds and lakes.
Evaporation - the process where a liquid, in this case water, changes from its liquid state to a gaseous state.
Precipitation - When the temperature and atmospheric pressure are right, the small droplets of water in clouds form larger droplets and precipitation occurs. The raindrops fall to Earth.
Transpiration - As plants absorb water from the soil, the water moves from the roots through the stems to the leaves. Once the water reaches the leaves, some of it evaporates from the leaves, adding to the amount of water vapor in the air. This process of evaporation through plant leaves is called transpiration."
Taken from http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/swater.html
So if we think of the land as a sponge and the concrete as an old victorian bath (before plumbing was invented) The when it rains, the sponge will absort the water where as the victorian bath with just gather water until someone moves the water out.
The aim of this petition is to stop building on land when we don't have enough of it and help prevent the flooding to vunerable people and animals.
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