Monday, 5 October 2009

It’s the end of the world, and I feel fine

"The effects of climate change are going to be felt particularly hard in London, as the amount of buildings and lack of green space give us our own microclimate," said Peter Massini from Natural England, which is a member of the partnership.

The main future threats to London are overheating, flooding and drought.

So, nothing to fret about.

It is important to realise that these scare stories are designed to stop Londoners from freely choosing to buy and use 4X4 vehicles. If all this climate change nonsense was true then obviously there’d be a massive shift to walking and cycling and since not a single government or local agency in the capital is working for this, then I think we can be quite sure this scaremongering has no substance to it.


Nearly 7,000 buildings in Waltham Forest are at risk of flooding if rivers burst their banks.

The flood zones are predominantly in the south west of the borough, near to the River Lee, while areas around the River Ching are also at risk. In January 50 people had to be rescued by boat after part of the River Lea burst its banks near Lower Hall Lane, in Chingford.

Again, this is just scaremongering. I can swim, I own an inflatable li-lo, and I don’t live in Chingford.