North America's brutal cold snap is heading east, ushering in dangerous temperatures not seen in two decades, warn forecasters.
Yet the UK Govt propose substantial cuts to the government's environment department budget.
Surely this will severely hamper its future ability to cope with emergencies such as flooding and a possible crippling cold snap.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson needs to clarify which policy areas the cuts will be made.
Lets face it, we can see his department becoming as important as the Dept of Health and the MOD in the very near future and maybe more important as was cant see any opportunity in reversing climate change any time soon.
Currently Climate (and viral control in medicine) are more of a threat to us than all of the terrorists lined up in a row.