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Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 6 - Flooding

Updated Wednesday 9th April 2014

On this week's programme, Bang team takes a closer look at the recent floods - are we to blame? 

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With the waters receding, Bang Goes the Theory takes a more considered look at the recent floods. Did global warming play a part, or is this simply the extreme end of the natural cycle?

Maggie investigates the real threat of storm surge as water levels rise, Liz Bonnin looks at how to use nature to 'slow the flow' and the team are joined by Charlie Dimmock who wants to know if her love for patios and decking might have played a part in creating urban flash floods.

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One and BBC Two (Wales only) on Monday 14th April 2014 at 7.30pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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