United Kingdom: Claims rises in flood defence spending ‘essentially meaningless’

Guardian: Government claims that it increased spending on flood defences ahead of the wettest December on record are “essentially meaningless”, an independent adviser on climate change has said. Daniel Johns, head of adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change, urged the government to commit to spending more on maintaining defences after weeks of heavy rain caused flooding across the UK. The warning comes as water levels in north-east Scotland reached their highest levels in 45 years, causing further......

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