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21 October 2020

Truth about Zane: Cover-up Tories crack

Cracks are beginning to appear in the state's cover-up of the death of seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola

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20 November 2019

Major funding for flood risk management needed

The recent large floods in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and other areas have resulted in damage to thousands of houses

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28 November 2018

We need system change to halt climate change

Was there ever a starker example of the destructive and unplanned nature of capitalism than the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings?

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29 August 2018

Nationalise the energy giants to combat global warming

The oldest, thickest, most frozen sea ice in the arctic, to the north of Greenland, remains frozen all year. But this year it has broken away - twice! This has never been seen before.

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11 July 2018

Britain bakes as water pipelines leak

June was the driest month on record in south east and central southern England, while Scotland recorded its highest ever temperature of 33.2C in Motherwell.

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30 May 2018

England facing water shortage due to underinvestment

Nationalise water and utilities!: Serious leaks, rising domestic use, and massive consumption by an unsustainable energy sector, mean much of England could see water shortages in the coming decades, says the Environment Agency.

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6 September 2017

Hurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

In the following article Socialist Alternative members (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) report on the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and the failure of establishment politicians and capitalism to prepare for such increasing extreme weather events

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5 April 2017

Name and shame the worst behaviour by housing associations

Which association has the most overpaid chief executive? The worst record on maintenance? The poorest relationship with its staff? The recently formed Housing Associations Workers and Residents Network (HAWRN) has announced an 'alternative' housing awards ceremony.

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6 January 2016

Carlisle Socialist Party's action plan on floods

Immediately following the floods, Carlisle Socialist Party drew up the outline of an action plan to prevent future disasters.

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6 January 2016

Profit system exacerbates flooding

The flooding over Christmas has been some of the worst in recent memory. Fingers are rightly being pointed to the cuts the Tory government has made to flood defence spending, as well as to the emergency services.

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6 January 2016

Fight the flood of cuts

Parts of northern England, north Wales and Scotland were hit by severe flooding over the holidays. Yet this was not simply a natural disaster. Government cuts to flood defences made the problem worse.

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9 December 2015

Capitalism's climate change policy failure

What is a long-term answer to the problem of flooding? First and foremost, this means tackling the root causes of climate change by switching to renewable energy, which could reduce the intensity of weather events, such as storms and floods.

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17 September 2014

Climate change: "We're running out of time"

Hundreds of thousands of people in the USA are expected to protest outside the UN climate change summit in New York on 23 September to demand serious and immediate action to avert an environmental catastrophe

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10 June 2014

After the Floods: Over 800 attend Spelthorne public meeting

Spelthorne residents, many of whom had been victims of the flooding, expressed anger towards the panel of 'experts'

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19 February 2014

Floods reveal rottenness of government cuts

Climate change policy failure: Commenting on the most exceptional period of rainfall since records began 248 years ago, the Met Office's Chief Scientist, Julia Slingo, has said that "all the evidence suggests there is a link to climate change"

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photo Chris Moore

19 February 2014

Floods chaos: End cuts now!

The misery continues. On Tuesday there were still 118 flood warnings and 166 flood alerts. Four people have died. Thousands of houses and properties are under water. Sinkholes also pose a threat.

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photo Chris Moore

12 February 2014

Floods misery: Government cuts to blame

While thousands of homes and shops are waist deep in toxic water, and flooding hits new areas, government ministers indulge in a blame game

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28 January 2014

Floods: fully-funded environmental planning needed

Residents in Somerset still find their homes underwater four weeks after the initial floods.

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11 December 2013

Floods: "Daddy, there's water on the floor"

Health workers and Socialist Party members Liz and Keith had their homes flooded out on 5 December in Rhyl, north Wales

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Flooding in the centre of Gloucester, 2007, photo Chris Moore

28 November 2012

Flooding tragedies - Socialist action needed to tackle climate change

While some of the worst storms and flooding in recent memory hit parts of Britain, UK climate change secretary Ed Davey was in Doha for the latest in the series of toothless United Nations Climate Change conferences

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