Flash floods are on the rise, while the budget to tackle them sinks
The Environment Agency has warned the UK to expect more floods but its advice seems to be falling on deaf ears
A moving new exhibition of photographs at Somerset House shows the human impact of flooding around the world over the past five years and provides an insight into how climate change may already be disrupting lives and livelihoods.
The images from major flooding events in the UK, Pakistan, Australia and Thailand feature victims and survivors as they cope with the inundation of their homes and the aftermath. The photographer, Gideon Mendel, says his intention is “to depict them as individuals, not as nameless statistics”. He adds: “Coming from disparate parts of the world, their faces show us their linked vulnerability despite the vast differences in their lives and circumstances.”
The article provides no evidence to back up its claim that flooding has increased. Here is their headline from one month ago :
Drought should force football clubs to consider artificial turf