Tag Archives: DEFRA

Thanks to Godfrey Bartlett EssexWalks.com

Godfrey sent me this email Hi, Just a note to say I find your analysis of temperature and sea level records fascinating. As much as I love nature reserves for leisure purposes, I’m getting an increasing sense that the big … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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Stop The Floods Dredge The Somerset Levels – Jan 2014

Stop The Floods Dredge The Somerset Levels is a facebook page which does what it says on the tin. More tails of EA/DEFRA inertia and incompetence. There is a link to an epetition which I’ve reproduced here. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45055  

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Murray Salby Showed CO2 Follows Temperature Now You Can Too

In 2011 Professor Murray Salby showed CO2 follows temperature and not as is usually claimed rising CO2 causing rising temperatures.  However he did not show his method or reveal his data sources.  In this post I reproduce some of his … Continue reading

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Were Early Saltmarsh Surveys Wrong? – Jan 2014

DEFRA targetted EA with recreating 100 ha/year saltmarsh by flooding farmland following saltmarsh surveys. Were surveys wrong? Around 1973 there was a plan to build an airport on Maplin Sands off south Essex.  The airport was never built but there … Continue reading

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Environment Agency And Me – Jan 2014

I was largely unaware of Environment Agency till 2009, then they tried to knock a hole in sea wall about 1/2 mile from my house. I live in Kirby-le-Soken in Essex near the section of sea wall labelled B4a in … Continue reading

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Reason 1 EA’s Policy of Saltmash Habitat Creation Is Fatally Flawed – Jan 2014

DEFRA have targeted EA with recreating saltmarsh by flooding farmland. Here is reason #1 why this policy is fatally flawed. DEFRA EA and NE claim rising sea levels are killing saltmarsh. DEFRA EA and NE claim the rate of sea … Continue reading

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Clacton And Holland Beaches – May 2013

Following Clacton and Holland Beach Hut Association meeting on 4 May 2013 Trevor Bright sent some questions to June Clare of TDC.  Here are the questions and answers. But first a note about the meeting. Douglas Carswell (local mp) Peter … Continue reading

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Maintenance of Uneconomic Sea Flood Defences: A Way Forward

On 1 April 2004 Sarah Nason, sometime head of flood management at DEFRA, issued a letter and paper with the title Maintenance of Uneconomic Sea Flood Defences: A Way Forward. Basically the way forward was not to maintain the flood … Continue reading

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Holland-on-Sea and Tendring Beaches 19 October 2012

Here Holland-on-Sea and Tendring Beaches September 2012 I posted about what had been happening over the summer since July when Mike Badger wrote to beach hut owners at Holland Haven to say steps were going to be removed as the … Continue reading

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