Owen Paterson has failed to factor climate change into flood insurance

August 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Homeowners’ deal doesn’t take into account the increasing risk from rising sea and shifts in rainfall due to climate change   With insurers receiving thousands of claims for flood damage caused to homes over the past few weeks, there are worrying signs that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is failing, under the stewardship of its Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, to take account properly of the implications of climate change for a new flood insurance scheme.   Much of the recent flooding has been triggered by heavy rainfall, with last month being the sixth wettest December in...