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Climate change will make flooding worse in future

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Commenting on the wild weather battering Britain today (Tuesday 24 December 2013) Friends of the Earth Climate Campaigner Guy Shrubsole said: “With wild weather and floods causing travel chaos, it’s appalling that the Government is cutting staff from the Environment Agency who are working to defend the country from flooding. 

“What’s more, the Coalition’s new flood insurance plans fail to consider how climate change will make flooding worse in future.

“David Cameron should give the hundreds of thousands of people at risk of flooding an early Christmas present by reversing these foolish decisions – and make tackling climate change a top priority.”

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