Archived press release
Wettest winter on record must lead to Govt action
Commenting on today’s Met Office announcement that the UK has suffered its wettest winter since 1910, Friends of the Earth Climate Campaigner Guy Shrubsole said:
"Extreme weather is becoming more common; four out of the UK’s five wettest years on record have taken place since 2000.
"The climate is changing before our eyes, and still the politicians fiddle – the more fossil fuels we burn, the more floods we see.
"The Government needs to close the gaping half-billion pound hole in its flood defence plans and redouble efforts to tackle climate change."