Friends of the Earth have released the following statements as the eastern coast of England brace for flooding from a storm surge.
Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole said:
“The east coast has seen terrible flooding as a result of storm surges before, in 1953 and 2013 – but with sea levels rising due to climate change, the risk is getting worse.
Ministers have been warned that letting global warming run out of control could overwhelm hundreds of kilometres of our sea defences
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“As an MP representing coastal communities in Suffolk, Floods Minister Therese Coffey should appreciate this growing threat. Ministers have been warned that letting global warming run out of control could overwhelm hundreds of kilometres of our sea defences.
“It’s vital the Government publish a tough new Climate Change Risk Assessment this month that starts to prepare the UK for dangerous disruption to our climate.”