Gerry Canavan

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Your Climate Change Stat of the Day

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The graph above shows that the Thames Barrier has been raised 119 times since it became operational in 1982 (76 were to protect against tidal flooding and 43 were to alleviate fluvial flooding).

Closures of the barrier have increased through the decades. During its operation, just over two thirds of closures have been since 2000. It was closed four times in the 1980s, 35 times in the 1990s, and 80 times since 2000. Thanks, @studentactivism!

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November 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

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