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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."