Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, there's something else we can thank climate change for - new data from the British Geological Survey has shown that it's likely that millions of homes will be at increased risk of subsidence due to hotter and drier (are you sure?) summers which will shrink and crack the ground under our houses resulting in subsidence.

Subsidence can increase home insurance premiums and maintenance costs, while depressing house prices.

The risk is higher in clay formation areas such as London, Essex, Kent and from Oxford to the Wash where the BGS estimates that clay-related subsidence will rise by a third by 2030 and triple by 2050.

Nearly half of London's homes will be at increased risk by 2030 and 57% by 2070.  Now we definitely don't feel safe as houses.

As a footnote, the north is going to be safest.  Let's all move there!