Flood waters inundating farmland in the Somerset levels of southwest England are the result of climate change scepticism at the heart of the Conservative government, or so implieth Damian Carrington in the Guardian. The guns are out for environment secretary Owen Paterson, who once declared that man-made global warming is nothing but a load of hot air.
“Nothing to worry about, move along now,” says Paterson. Meanwhile, the land is drowning, and the peasants of Sedgemoor – Tory voters to a man and woman – are revolting. Oops!