This summer all eyes will be on London as it hosts the world's biggest sporting event. So far media debate has focused on whether the government is prepared in terms of transport and security but there is another vital element of infrastructure that is not being considered: the risk to residents and businesses of large scale flooding.
So here we are enjoying the last throws of May. I look back at Spring 2012 and admit it has been quite mixed, with summer arriving in March, followed by monsoon conditions in April... So what's the outlook for this summer? Given how busy the nations' diary is, the pressure is on...
A great irony of living on the "Blue Planet" is that while over 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans can only use less than one percent of it easily.
This week as the UK basked in the first rays of spring, the economy appeared to be looking towards sunnier times. Forecasts from the British Chambers of Commerce show just enough growth in the last quarter for the UK to avoid falling into a second recession.
With a new report from the IPCC on managing the risks associated with extreme weather and continued weather phenomena attracting media attention, it ...
Is this current dry spell something to worry about or should concerns be left to the workings of the water companies? Is it a blip or a trend that could see significant water shortages in the near future that will affect our everyday living?
The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".
Strange but true: the number of people who doubt that climate change is human caused has, if anything, increased in the UK and US over a period when uncertainties in the science have been narrowing.
It's serious, say the nation's news people. Question: how serious is it? Answer: It is seriously serious. The serious nature of these serious allegations can not be understated, but there's not much understatement from this country's newsrooms.
This week we are running Big Energy Week - a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills, get advice on any fuel debts and make sure people are getting all of the help available.
Through 2010 and 2011 in particular, weather extremes seemed to dominate the headlines. Extreme drought, rainfall, flood and wind all played a role in...
Ultimately, I think it will be women who make the difference as it became clear to me that at the moment climate change affects women more than it does men. One of our delegates - Beatrice Nyambeki - is from Kenya, gave a speech about how climate change affects girls and young women in Kenya.
If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. I
After two busy weeks, the Durban COP was extended by a full day and then went well into a second, with long nights of negotiation along the way. Event...
Back in September, a maverick weather forecaster predicted a big freeze towards the end of the year. Those weather headlines sold newspapers, and in part perhaps that's because a dusting of snow at this time of year fulfills our romantic notion of what Christmas should look like.
Climate change does not have an awareness problem. It does, however, have a marketing problem. Plenty has been done to raise awareness, but very little has been done to effectively market green solutions to the general public.