Climate Change in the UK

Owen Law - Writer

This link is to a fairly short article about whether Britain is prepared for Climate Change. The implication is that we are not. Flooding (both coastal and inland on flood plains) combined with drought could potentially affect millions living here. Still, the emphasis is not entirely negative, as it states that there are measures that can be taken by everyone that can help conserve water, for one. Also, there are flood protection measures the Government can consider. Worth a scan, and also checking out the blogsite:

Climate change: Is the UK ready? by 


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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2 Responses to Climate Change in the UK

  1. Roger says:

    This academic study of Spain’s woes may be of interest to you.
    Maybe there is a triple threat?



    • Admin says:

      Hi Roger

      That’s a very interesting report thank you. Despite my concerns about climate change and peak oil, I do remain sceptical that a zealous policy of ‘renewables’ promotion is unlikely to solve the problem. I was convinced by James Lovelock a while ago that the only viable renewable source – likely to allow us some mitigation with a future energy and climate crisis – is the least popular: nuclear power. I hardly think spreading wind farms across the countryside is going to have the same effect.

      Spain seems to illustrate the point. As the study implies, left-of-centre governments’ obsession with non-nuclear renewables seems to only harm economic growth and jobs, not boost it. This doesn’t seem a happy situation, especially with a looming sovereign debt crisis there as well!

      Britain has committed itself headlong to a huge programme of mass renewables which will actually have the effect of raising energy prices in reality. This could lead to a greater cost in terms of overheads for industry and business. Unfortunately, nuclear power doesn’t seem to play that massive a part in it from what I can tell!

      You could be right in so much as it being a triple threat…

      best regards

      Owen Law

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