Saturday, 29th September, 2012.

Current Weather, Future Effects

     Every one of us has complained about this Summer’s weather.   And these “strange weather days” have not ended yet.

There’s deep concern throughout the Welsh tourist-industry that next year’s trade may be affected – possibly moreso than this year’s.

A third of Wales’ special beaches – ones which have been displaying the blue flag which signifies their cleanliness – may lose that status.   That’s because, due to sewerage-pollution (oh, yuch!) has brought a significant rise in bacteria-levels to many, many lovely beaches.

Not a very good advert for our fine land, but that is not the fault of our people – it has been caused by Climate Change.   Yes, I know that there are still people who deny that Climate Change is happening.   They are wrong.

Some straight and honest politician – preferably in our Senedd – should tell it like it is:  we need to prepare ourselves and our homes for the sudden effects of Climate Change.

And There’s More

     Severe weather has struck Wales over the last week or so, bringing flooding to many places, especially in Y Gogledd.   Road and rail services have been affected rather badly, and the lives of ordinary working-people – right across Wales – have been disrupted.

Obviously, this, too, is part of the aforementioned Climate
Change.   Yes, we’ve had flooding before.   Yes, it’ll happen again.   But we should not ignore the possibility of such disruption.

At the time of going to press, more flooding could happen.   Be prepared.

Clearing Up Takes Its Time

     From what I’ve heard, two-thirds of the folk who had to evacuate their homes along the Cardigan Bay area of Mid/West Wales back in June have not yet been able to return to them.

Note the phrase “back in June”!   Can it be that our Welsh Emergency Services are at fault?   Or is Wales classed by the Wasteminster government in London as a backwater (forgive the pun!).

Bet if the same flooding had happened in the South-East of England, the whole area would have been cleaned up by now and the people gone back to their homes.

And I’m sure that one of the “Royal” Family would have visited the area by now.   But nothing has been seen of Charlie Windsor anywhere along Cardigan Bay – and he’s said to hold high office here in Wales.

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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