UK Flooding

Climate Change Is The Struggle Of Our Times

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Joseph Musgrave

With the uncertainty caused by Trump, Brexit, a bratty North Korea and a host of other important political issues, it is easy to lose sight of the existential threat to our way of life climate change represents. The more we remind ourselves that climate change is the generational issue of our time, the better.

Houston And South Asia May Seem Worlds Apart, But The Challenges Are The Same

Mike Adamson | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Mike Adamson

In recent days, over 1,000 people have died across South Asia with a staggering 41 million people affected. People have lost their homes, crops and livelihoods. Flooding has seen more than a third of Bangladesh submerged. Health facilities, roads, schools and markets are under water. More rain is forecast and the situation could yet get worse.

Freetown Mudslides: Sierra Leone's Next Challenge And How We Can Help

Jo Cooke | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Jo Cooke

In the early morning of Monday 14th August, roads in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown turned into rivers and houses were washed away after a heavy night of rain caused chaos. Hundreds of people were buried alive in a mudslide that swept through some of the poorest communities in Freetown. As the death toll continues to rise, the international community must respond.

How Climate Change Threatens Progress To Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A woman and her child on their way to collect clean water in the village of Nerculo, Niassa, Mozambique. WaterAid/ Panos/ Adam Patterson World Water ...

World Wetlands Day Highlights Importance Of Vital Habitats

Dr Christian Dunn | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Dr Christian Dunn

February 2nd is World Wetlands Day - and it's almost as exciting as Christmas for those of us who study and work in these fascinating habitats. Howev...

Why I Stopped Work To Help Save The World

Angela Terry | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Angela Terry

As a scientist who has followed developments on global warming for nearly 30 years I am dismayed at the number of trees and flowers blossoming as the Christmas lights go up. Nature is confused and it is an indicator of just how warm the world has become.

I Spent Christmas Protecting Our Village From Devastating Floods

David Jones | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
David Jones

giving back.jpg By 7am the river was in full flood and flowing over the bridge deck. The flooding stretched for over a mile. I have seen water on the bridge before but never as much as that night. The river had risen over 3 feet in a few hours and we had an anxious wait as river levels continued to rise.

The Never-Ending Flood Debate

Louis Sherman | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

We therefore need to look at a far more holistic approach where flood management, climate change, communities and development are looked at as one and inter-linking. This simple development could start to create real change in flood-effected societies and how government prepares areas to flooding.

Flooding Is Climate Change In Action - We Need To Work With Nature To Mitigate Its Impacts

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The choices and investment decisions we make now will determine whether or not a liveable planet is safeguarded for future generations. Tackling climate change and mitigating floods is a chance to show that we can work with nature, harnessing its energies for the good of the planet and its people, rather than hoping we can solve our environmental problems by kicking against it.

Is The World Making True Progress In Disaster Preparedness?

Louis Sherman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Today we see Haiti ripped apart even more so than ever before, and now we must look to how future preparedness schemes across the world could halt such tragedies as those happening in Haiti happening to any other countries ever again into the future.

'Late Night Twitter Thunderstorm Party' Shows Brits At Their Weather-Loving Best

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

It’s well-known that Brits love to moan about the weather, so it was no surprise that social media users came together on Twitter to discuss the som...

Train Derailed At Watford Junction By Flooding After Night Of Thunderstorms

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Train derails at Watford Junction after being hit by landslide caused by flooding. Two injured and around 400 stranded by incident. Serious delays to ...

Flash Floods Have Submerged Parts Of London

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Watford Junction Train Derailed ‘By Flooding’ After Thunderstorms Batter London And The South-East Flash floods have inundated London and ...

Flash Floods Hit Manchester, Airport And Champions League Affected

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Parts of Manchester have been flooded after a thunderstorm hit the city on what in some parts of the UK has been the hottest day of the year. Manches...

Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding

Bob Ward | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

One of the most important decisions facing the new UK Government is how to implement the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review, which was scheduled to be published this week.

There's Good News About The Paris Flooding - But Don't Jump On A Eurostar Just Yet

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Flood waters in Paris are starting recede, French authorities have said, after the they rose to their highest for nearly 35 years overnight, plunging ...

Children Have Things to Say; A Children's Newsletter

Bob Morgan | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Bob Morgan

We asked six, seven and eight year old, children to write a Newsletter for other children their age. Not having done this before we didn't know if it ...

Why the Climate Promises of Paris Depend on Water

Margaret Batty | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Margaret Batty

We need to get different sectors talking. Climate change and water are intertwined and we need to speak each other's language when it comes to planning and funding adaptation efforts. We can no longer have countries develop water policies that don't include climate risks, nor can climate planners operate without consulting key water ministries.

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

Why the Poor Pay Most for Life's Most Basic Essential

Barbara Frost | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

Since we marked the first UN-declared World Water Day in 1993, the world has made incredible progress. Yet there remain more than 650million people in the world without access to clean water, who are faced with a daily struggle involving long dangerous walks or expensive black-market vendors, just to get water that is likely neither clean nor safe to drink.

UK Floods: Who's To Blame?

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Emma Louise Thompson

When all is said and done, it is hard to pin things down to one sole source of blame. Yes, more can be done to combat bad weather conditions, with councils as well as homeowners themselves stepping up to put defences in place...

Flood Review Must Stop Harmful 'Sceptic' Cabal

Bob Ward | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

For the sake of the country, the National Flood Resilience Review must sweep away the extreme ideological approach to climate change pursued by Mr Paterson and this small cabal, and instead reinstate an evidence-based approach to policy-making on adaptation.

Commons People Politics Podcast: A Reshuffle Kerfuffle Special!

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics

There were fears it would never start, and then that it would never end, but this week Jeremy Corbyn carried out his first reshuffle as Labour leader....

5 Political Stories Drowned Out By Labour's Marathon Reshuffle

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet reshuffle has already entered political folklore for the time it has taken - 30 hours from first meeting to confirmat...

It's No Surprise What This Ukip Donor Has Blamed The Recent Floods On

The Huffington Post Uk | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

A major Ukip backer has blamed rules from the European Union for the recent flooding. Millionaire businessman Arron Banks, who gave Ukip £1 millio...