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"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? ... I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding" (Job chapters 38-41)
"all things were created by
him and for him: and He is before all things, and by him all things consist"
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:21-22).
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new" (Revelation 21:1,5a).
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Flooding Exposes Folly of Misbalanced UK Climate Policies (18 February 2020)
"Since 2002 the UK has been spending increasingly large sums in climate change mitigation, mostly through subsidies to renewables ... A fraction of these vast expenditures could have delivered greatly improved flood prevention, defences and disaster recovery systems. Comparable spending would have made the UK extremely resilient in the face of natural disasters ... The opportunity of rebalancing UK climate policy is one of the most significant Brexit dividends and should be seized without delay..."
"They know a thing or two about drainage in the Fens, where mercifully there are still some local drainage boards managing catchment areas successfully. Every year the watercourses they are responsible for are cleared and every 10 to 15 years the mud is taken from the bed, ensuring that the drain will convey the water it was designed to. In stark contrast the Rovers Welland and Witham are controlled by the Environmental Agency and do flood. These are the first floods since Brexit and ministers can no longer blame the EU regulations. The greater problem lies in the Environment Agency..."
No Flooding in Somerset Levels, Thanks to Owen Paterson (18 February 2020)
"We all remember the Somerset floods six years ago, and how they were exacerbated by the lack of proper dredging, poor pump maintenance, bank clearing, etc: Thanks to Owen Paterson, this was put right. And the result? There is only one red flood warning on the Somerset levels, despite the pummelling Storm Dennis..."
Britain's Floods Have Nothing to Do With Climate Change (18 February 2020)
"Boris Johnson's Greenest Government Evah has come up with a brilliant new excuse to duck its responsibilities for all the floods now swamping parts of Britain: climate change ate our homework ... Environment Secretary George 'Useless' Eustice has said ... that the scale of the flooding is due to the 'nature of climate change'. Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, has gone a step further by blaming 'the climate emergency'. None of this is true. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that these floods are anything other than an entirely normal, cyclical event which has been repeated many times over many centuries ... However the only grown-ups in government making this point are the kind of old school Conservatives with absolutely no chance of promotion in Boris's new, green-obsessed regime of eco virtue-signalling cant..."
Spare Us the Smug Piety of Celebrities (29 December 2015)
"What is it about actors and comedians that deludes so many of them into thinking that are great political luminaries? ... almost every day we hear the puerile Left-wing witterings of second-rate clowns and 'celebrities' ... The problem with gilded multi-millionaire celebrities like Mr. Sheen and his chums is that they are obsessed with trendy Third World causes ... having been feted and cosseted for so long, they are completely detached from the real world..."
The EU Is to Blame for Britain's Flood Disaster (28 December 2015)
Northern Britain has spent Christmas being inundated with floods of 'biblical proportions'. For Green activists like Bill McKibben this is obviously another consequence of man-made climate change. And the politicians agree ... All have suggested that the floods are the result of unprecedented 'extreme weather events' whose consequences are quite beyond their control. Either they are ignorant or lying or buck-passing - or all three..."
What the Authorities Won't Tell You About the Floods (26 December 2015)
"Amid all the devastation and recrimination over the floods in Cumbria hardly anybody mentions one factor that may not be the sole cause, but certainly hasn't helped, and that is the almost complete cessation of dredging of our rivers since we were required to accept the European Water Framework Directive (EWF) into UK law in 2000. Yet until then, for all of recorded history, it almost went without saying that a watercourse needed to be big enough to take any water that flowed into it, otherwise it would overflow and inundate the surrounding land and houses..."
European Union Was Reason for the Biblical Floods in Somerset (14 March 2014)
"The Somerset levels ... are still partly flooded with the water level slowly inching downwards as the huge Dutch pumps do their job. But for thousands the task of cleaning up the heartbreaking mess and the ruined homes left behind will take many weeks, even months..."
Cameron at His Disingenuous Worst With Floods Pledge (13 February 2014)
"David Cameron today once again successfully failed to bang on about Europe, as he said Britain has 'to do better as a country' to protect itself from future floods ... No doubt those people of the Somerset Levels who had time to listen in on the radio while trying to cope with flooding, evacuation and the turning upside down of their lives, will have been incredulous when Cameron said that officials are working on a plan to protect the Somerset Levels, although, as he put it, it is still not clear what the best solution for the areas would be. Here's a radical thought, as a starting point, how about a return to the flood prevention activity that was wound down over the years by the Environment Agency to fit a political agenda created through the EU?..."
EU Policy: Deliberately Flooding the Somerset Levels (03 February 2014)
"It is all very well for Chris Smith, Chairman of the Environment Agency to prattle on about 'difficult choices', and to tell us that 'more must be done to protect the Somerset Levels'. But the flooding crisis over which he is presiding is one which he, at the behest of the EU, has deliberately allowed to happen. Allowing the flooding of the Levels was a matter of EU policy, introduced by a 2007 Directive and consciously adopted by the Environment Agency in 2008, which then sought to increase the frequency of flooding in the area..."
Floods and the EU: Who is To Blame? (No Date)
"In the latest round of blame there is a new focus on the European Water Framework Directive and in particular the matter of dredging. Could it be that our membership of the EU impacts on our ability to protect homes and livelihoods from flooding?..."
"We should all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. But most of us realise that humans in general are not being good stewards. We are wasteful with our natural resources and have reduced biodiversity. Therefore, when we read about groups and organisations calling for a 'green revolution' and a new relationship between humanity and nature it is easy to agree with their ideas. However, certain aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about protecting the environment. You don't have to dig very deep to discover the true beliefs of the influential leaders who are using genuine concerns about the environment to promote an agenda of fear and control..."
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Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Flooding (2016)
"Taming the Flood analyses many of the conflicting demands made on rivers and wetlands, offering practical solutions which aim to protect, rather than destroy, these important ecological habitats ... harnessing nature, rather than attempting to repress it, is the only answer to the environmental disasters we are faced with today ... [the author] has been actively involved in land drainage engineering to try to enhance, rather than destroy, the heritage of our rivers and wetlands. He charts the conservation, agriculture and development of our rivers and wetlands, outlining practical proposals for the protection and use of these sensitive habitats ... he traces the history and natural history of our rivers and wetlands, describing in vivid detail both the beauty of these strange and ancient landscapes, and the often disastrous results of attempts to tame them."
The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism (2013)
"Do you believe we should bomb our economy back to the dark ages? Carpet our beautiful countryside with bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes? Indoctrinate our kids with scary North Korea-style propaganda nonsense in order to deal with the alleged perils of 'climate change'? Neither does [this author]..."
Three Views of the Earth