Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'

Dropping a retired diplomat into the job of heading an environment agency was bound to have amusing results.  And so it has.  Sir James knows not even the basics of science.  The idea of England running out of water, for a start, could pass as a joke.  Visitors to England get the impression that it never stops raining there.

Greenies have however been doing their usual tricks in obstructing water infrastructure improvements such as dam building.  So reticulating the water to Britain's immigrant-swollen population could be problematical.  But that is on the head of the Greenies, nobody else.

And global warming has absolutely nothing to do with it.  A warmer world would evaporate more water off the oceans and that would come down as INCREASED rainfall.  Sir James must not have done even High School physics to be unaware of that

Within 25 years England will not have enough water to meet demand, the head of the Environment Agency is warning.

The impact of climate change, combined with population growth, means the country is facing an "existential threat", Sir James Bevan told the Waterwise Conference in London.

He wants to see wasting water become "as socially unacceptable as blowing smoke in the face of a baby".

"We all need to use less water and use it more efficiently," he said.

Sir James Bevan was appointed chief executive of the Environment Agency - the public body responsible for protecting the environment and wildlife in England - in 2015 after a career as a diplomat.

He told his audience that, in around 20 to 25 years, England would reach the "jaws of death - the point at which, unless we take action to change things, we will not have enough water to supply our needs".


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