Meanwhile, a very different report from the old country: Flooding caused by global warming could threaten $340 billion worth of homes and businesses in the U.K., according to the government’s Energy Saving Trust. The report says that one out of every 13 homes in the country would be hit hard by rising seas and increased rainfall, while three-fifths of the country’s best farmland could be rendered unusable. Just as ominous, the report says, London’s place “as an international center for trade and commerce” could be at risk and some 750,000 residents in the capital city could be out of a home.