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Reacting to the Committee on Climate Change's new report on flooding and climate adaptation, Friends of the Earth Climate Campaigner Guy Shrubsole said:
“Six months on from the wettest winter ever, the Government is still failing flood-risk households.
“This report is a damning indictment of how our flood defences have fallen into disrepair under the Coalition – and how ill-served we are by an Environment Secretary who doesn't believe in man-made climate change.
“David Cameron needs to get serious about the threat of climate change, and give Owen Paterson the boot as soon as possible.”
Notes to editors:
1. Guy Shrubsole’s blog on flood defence spending ‘Counting the £1bn cost of the winter floods’ in the New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/staggers/2014/06/counting-1bn-cost-winter-floods