National Flood Resilience Review - Greenpeace response

Last edited 8 September 2016 at 11:58am
8 September, 2016

Responding to the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review published today, Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist at Greenpeace UK, said:

‘The devastating floods felt by the north of England last year were not a flash in the pan. We know that climate change is only going to increase the impact and frequency of such extreme weather. Investment in flood defence infrastructure is a no-brainer, but the Government now has a critical window to fundamentally reassess how we deliver flood prevention and environmental protection in rural areas.

Strong majority of UK public slams government flood plans

Last edited 28 January 2016 at 10:54am
28 January, 2016

A strong majority of the UK public thinks the government is not spending enough on flood defences and should do more to prevent future flooding, according to a new survey by YouGov.

The findings are published this morning as flood-affected people and campaigners have started installing an artwork opposite Parliament displaying hundreds of testimonies from communities affected by the recent floods.

The stories gathered by Greenpeace include distressing accounts of parents carrying their children out of flooded buildings, older people trapped in their homes, and businesses being wrecked by floodwater. There are also passionate appeals to David Cameron to step up his government’s flood prevention plans in the face of the growing threat from climate change.

Crazy weather and crazy politicians

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Australian bush fires, NSW 2013

Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger.

That was the first time I had seen my new home, Sydney, for over two months. I couldn’t smell or feel the burning heat from the fires but I witnessed the fires and their destructive paths on the TV, the TV inside my Russian prison cell.

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