Is there any kind of weather climate change DOESN’T cause?

Posted by Graham Thompson — 24 February 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
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more of that wet stuff

Funny how environmental issues can rocket to the top of the news agenda when UK property prices might be affected. Sorry, that probably came across as slightly cynical, but that’s been the pervading atmosphere in the flooding stories for most of the last month.

Rain pain blame game: our top 5 scapegoats

Posted by Graham Thompson — 10 February 2014 at 3:29pm - Comments
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in ur base movin ur goalposts

Britain currently has the rare pleasure of weather really worth talking about, and the enticing possibility of blaming someone for it. It’s a wonder anyone’s talking about anything else.

Of course, in reality the floods were caused by the highest level of sustained rainfall for centuries, probably caused by spiralling global carbon emissions, according to the Met Office and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. But that would kind of make us all partly responsible, and no-one wants to scapegoat themselves, so let’s review our options for who we can pin the flooding on.

Making a connection and making a difference

Posted by mollybrooks — 13 May 2009 at 1:58pm - Comments

Molly and the whaleMolly is our online marketing coordinator and is next up in the blog relay, a whistle-stop tour of Greenpeace staff here in the UK. Click here to catch up on the other entries.

In January 2005, the Onilahy River in southwest Madagascar flooded. Nineteen people were killed and thousands left homeless. The cyclone that caused it was probably exacerbated by climate change; the landslides that followed were definitely made worse by extensive deforestation in the area.

The flood was little reported outside Madagascar. Similar events, caused or worsened by environmental destruction, happen all over the world on a regular basis, and most of them don't make the news. The only reason I know about it is because I was there.

Official: burning fossil fuels has changed rainfall patterns in the UK

Posted by bex — 24 July 2007 at 2:39pm - Comments


The Red Cross is stretched to their limits, in Tewkesbury. Thousands of people previously living in Gloucestershire’s rolling hills suddenly find themselves homeless. A third of a million people have no drinking water.

Proposed new nuclear plants at grave risk of flooding

Posted by jossc — 12 March 2007 at 5:04pm - Comments

Close to the edge? Dungeness is one of the nuclear plants most at risk

Close to the edge? Dungeness is one of the nuclear plants most at risk

Pentagon predicts climate chaos

Posted by bex — 25 February 2004 at 9:00am - Comments

Wasting energy - power station cooling towers are grossly inefficient

Flash floods in Pakistan

Posted by bex — 24 July 2001 at 8:00am - Comments
Climate change: English country floods

Climate change: English country floods

Flash floods have killed at least 150 people in Pakistan in the last 48 hours. The floods have buried homes built of corrugated iron and wood, sent mountains of mud crashing into villages and turned dried canals into roaring rivers.

Torrential rains that began before dawn on Monday wreaked havoc in Pakistan's mountainous north-west, where rivers of mud slammed into villages burying homes and killing more than 120 people. Many more people are still missing and authorities fear they are buried beneath the mud.

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