Focus: Flooded Britain: If We Don't Act Now, It'll Be Too Late ; Global Warming Causes Floods. and in a Week's Time the World's Leaders Have a Last Chance to Do Something about It
Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor, The Independent (London, England)
Someone, somewhere may be trying to tell us something. For the floods - the worst for half a century - have arrived, with uncanny timing, at the beginning of what is likely to be the most fateful month ever for the future of the world's climate.
The appalling pictures of the flooded homes of York, Worcester and elsewhere will be fresh in the public and political mind when Gordon Brown rises to make his pre-Budget statement on Wednesday - and does much to decide Britain's strategy for tackling global warming, as well as the Government's response to the fuel protesters.
The day before, the United States will have chosen between a presidential candidate who has …
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Publication information: Article title: Focus: Flooded Britain: If We Don't Act Now, It'll Be Too Late ; Global Warming Causes Floods. and in a Week's Time the World's Leaders Have a Last Chance to Do Something about It. Contributors: Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 5, 2000. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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