UK Flooding

Chadwick The Koi Carp Finally Home After Escaping During UK Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

Rest easy folks, Chadwick the missing carp has returned safely to his Romsey pond after escaping during the floods. The 10-year-old chagoi koi carp...

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

Why Man and Not Mother Nature Is Responsible for the Winter Floods

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's clear to me, and no doubt the thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed by the winter floods that it's not just nature that is to blame for the now annual flood destruction, farmers and Government must also share in the responsibility. After all, we had been warned. And repeatedly.

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...

Budget 2014 Takes Doublespeak to New Depths

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

With a budget that achieves the exact opposite of the objectives the Chancellor has set himself we are all wondering what will come out of the Ministry of Truth next. A Localism Act that centralises planning perhaps; or a Big Society that cuts benefits for the poor and vulnerable?

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Old School Campaigning Wont Stop Extreme Weather

Richard Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Richard Wilson

The social sector's moral authority was once its greatest strength. Now I believe it has become one of its greatest weaknesses. The belligerence that comes from self-righteousness may have got us to the top table in business and government. But now it is what stops us building the new creative relationships and ideas that can embed the systems change we need.

Senior Politicians Travel To #Poonami-Hit Area Of Kennington

The Huffington Post UK | Addison DeWitt | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy

David Cameron has chaired a meeting of Cobra, the government's national emergencies committee, in response to the dramatic flooding that swept through...

Flooding Is Bad News for People and Wildlife, But Science Can Provide the Answers

Philip Blaen | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK
Philip Blaen

There has been an exceptionally high number of storms in the UK since the start of December. With more rainfall on the way this is already the wettest winter ever recorded, and in line with what is expected to become more common with climate change...

Floods Could Be Linked To Climate Change, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

The recent storms that have battered Britain could be linked to climate change, leading Met Office scientists have warned. An open letter, signed b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Farage V Clegg. It's On!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 21 February 2014... 1) FARAGE V CLEGG. IT'S ON! Forget the Rumble In the Jungle and the Thri...

'Seven Years Of Erosion In Just Two Months'

PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Treasured coastal spots have suffered years-worth of erosion and damage in just a few weeks or even hours as a result of the wild winter storms, the N...

PHOTOS: Flooding Then And Now - Rainwaters Start To Recede

Huffington Post UK | Elliott Wagland | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

The misery for flood-hit communities is far from over as the easing of the rains means the water levels are finally receding. Roads are now visibl...

Offenders Are Being Put To Good Use In The Somerset Levels

PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

Groups of offenders have been drafted in to help residents on the flooded Somerset Levels by filling hundreds of sandbags. The Probation Service is...

Fireman Dies In Flood-Hit Town

PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

A firefighter has died while on duty in the flood-hit town of Staines. Clifford Cox died at the town's fire station last night, Surrey Fire and Res...

European Union DID NOT Cause Floods, Mr Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

EU regulations did not contribute to Britain’s flooding crisis, according to the president of the European Commission. Responding to accusations...

Today We Help, Tomorrow We Must Ask Questions

Adam Afriyie | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The floods in Berkshire are devastating. They have wrecked people's homes, businesses and lives. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this destruction and I can understand their sorrow, frustration and anger.

Flooding, Climate Change, and the Decarbonisation Revolution

Dom Aversano | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dom Aversano

The attempts to assign blame for the current flooding in Britain have become disproportionate in comparison to the more important task of addressing how to respond to a rapidly changing climate.

Architects Need to Address Long-Term Climate Change Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how we can guarantee a building can meet all these demands over decades is not just about designing for our current climate conditions. We need to design buildings which will meet the demands of tomorrow...

We Should See the Economic Potential of Dealing With UK Floods

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, said in the Conservative Party Conference in 2011 that we would deal with climate change and reduce emissions, but not faster or slower than other EU countries, saying that we will not save the world by putting our country out of business...

A Stern Review of UK Flooding

Peter Rolton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

With a Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who is dubious about the very existence of man-made climate change and who has cut spending in the area by over a quarter in the last year, what hope do we really have of defending ourselves against the changing weather, let alone attempting to bring it to a halt?

Savage Storms 'Almost Unparalleled' Natural Crisis, Says Army Major

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead talks on Britain's recovery from one of the wettest winters on record today after savage storms left one man de...

UK Weather: One Dead As 100mph Winds Lash Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

An elderly man has been killed as winds of more than 100mph lashed Britain and heavy rain brought more flood misery for parts of the country. The Met ...

PMQs: Flooding Dominates As Leaders Clash Over Job Losses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband attacked David Cameron over hundreds of Environment Agency job losses as floods dominated Prime Minister's Questions. The Labour leader...

Flooded South Braced For 'Wild Wednesday'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Southern Britain is braced for a "Wild Wednesday" of severe storms and rising water levels, with no prospect of an end to the misery in sight. The ...