Paul Melia: We face bleak future if we don't act now
THE time for debate is over. Even oil-producing giant Saudi Arabia accepts the science of climate change, and unless we act now we face a very bleak future.
Communities face an anxious few days amid warnings that major rivers across the country are at risk of bursting their banks following two months of prolonged rainfall.
In many cases, flood defences will not be in place to protect homeowners and businesses. Those already hit with losses in recent weeks may well face further pain.