UK Flooding

Why the Climate Promises of Paris Depend on Water

Margaret Batty | Posted 27.04.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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 22.03.2016 | 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 25.01.2016 | 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 08.01.2016 | 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...

This Petition Has Highlighted A Devastatingly Simple Solution To Flooding

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

A petition has launched which has highlighted a devastatingly simple solution to the current flooding crisis sweeping the UK. It puts across the p...

2015: The Year of the Jellyfish (And the Floods)

Gwen Potter | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

As is becoming an annual event, 'once in a lifetime extreme weather' has brought climate change issues to the fore. More on this December later - let's start at the beginning, and the sunniest winter on record and the start of some very unpredictable seasons.

6 Reasons Flood-Hit Communities Are Furious With Politicians

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

There are obvious reasons why people are angry that vast swathes of the north of England and Scotland have been devastated by flooding, from being mad...

Watch This Woman Boss The Floods On A Wakeboard

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A video has captured the moment that an adrenaline-filled woman took advantage of the severe floods in Ireland. The short clip shows the woman fly...

People Are Really Concerned About Whether Their Bins Will Survive Storm Frank

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

The UK is facing further flooding misery as Storm Frank batters the country - but there has been a typically British response from some people. Whi...

These Motorcyclists Became The Unlikely Heroes Of The Yorkshire Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

Motorcycle clubs are patrolling areas of the north of England in an attempt to protect homes and businesses from looting. The bikers are guarding ...

Residents Flee As Tadcaster Bridge Collapses

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

The 18th century bridge at Tadcaster collapsed on Tuesday evening, prompting fears of further flooding and “risk to life” for the people in the No...

Flood Victim Has Epic Message For Those Saying 'Charity Begins At Home'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A scorching rant hitting out at those claiming foreign aid should be diverted to help UK flood victims has surfaced, after the North of England suffer...

Syrian Refugees Join Flood Fightback Forces To 'Repay Kindness Shown To Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

A group of Syrian refugees has travelled to Rochdale to help one of the towns most decimated by floods that have swept the North of England. The m...

Shocking Before And After Pictures Reveal Elan Valley Dam Outpour

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley & Tahira Mirza | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Incredible images have revealed the extent of the severe rainfall sweeping Wales. Copious amounts of water can be seen bursting over the Caban Coc...

Even Richard Littlejohn's Critics Agree With His Floods Column, To A Point

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Outspoken columnist Richard Littlejohn has lamented the response of Britain's political elite to the floods in the north of England, describing their ...

Northerners Are Sticking Two Fingers Up At The Disastrous Aftermath Of Flooding

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

As flooding continues to devastate vast areas of the north of England, locals have turned out to stick two fingers up at the disaster, proving that th...

Does the UK Really Want to Face the True Issues of Flooding?

Louis Sherman | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Louis Sherman

Instead of learning from nature many want to ignore it and say those want to use nature for flood protection are 'leftie environmentalist with no real-world idea'. The environment has provided us a lot so far, maybe if we allowed it some land it could help us a bit more.

A Government Less Willing to Spend Makes Us All Poorer

Bradley Allsop | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Thankfully I am warm and dry as I write this, but there are thousands of people in Northern England, Scotland and Wales that are huddling in upstairs ...

Flooding Victims Don't Seem Particularly Keen On David Cameron Visiting Them

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron is expected to visit stricken communities in the north of England on Monday - but not everyone seems to be especially pleased at the pro...

Cameron's Pledge To Help Flood Victims Overlooks One Crucial Fact

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron's pledge to send more troops to "do whatever is needed" to help flooding victims has not convinced people with memories long enough to r...

Hundreds Flee Their Homes After Devastating Boxing Day Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds more people are being evacuated as flooding continues to cause misery across the north of England. Prime Minister David Cameron will chair...