Commenting on the MET office report indicating climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather currently affecting the UK, Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven said:
"It's been clear for many years that climate change loads the dice in favour of more frequent extreme weather events like floods, but now that the Government's own experts are making the link, the climate sceptic quacks at the heart of David Cameron’s cabinet have nowhere left to hide.
"With large swaths of the country underwater, and the transport and power systems cracking under the strain, this Government’s failure to invest in making Britain more resilient to the impacts of climate change is a grave blunder that should trigger immediate questions about the competence of the ministers in charge.
"Far from being an eccentric intellectual quirk, climate change denial is a grave risk to the future well-being and security of the people of Britain. The appointment of a climate sceptic like Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary may go down in history as Cameron's worst error of judgement."
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