Daily Telegraph - Battle of Britain a time to remember all those who lost their lives

Climate change in Germany and the Czech Republic

Nov 9, 2012   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  No Comments
I’ve just finished the first part of Practical Actions European speaker tour on climate change, having visited Germany and the Czech Republic. In both countries I was talking about our adaptation work in Bangladesh including our Pathways from Poverty project. I stated that despite Bangladesh being one of the poorest and most climate affected countries in the world, many other countries could learn a lot from the way it has adapted to the increasing floods and other climate related disasters caused by climate change.

Last of the Few

Oct 25, 2012   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

William Walker, a Battle of Britain Royal Air Force pilot and one of the last of the few, has died aged 99. I was lucky enough to meet William on several occasions, lastly two years ago in September 2010 when I interviewed him for The Daily Telegraph to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle. Then he backed a call by the Officer Commanding the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight,  Ian Smith, who said that Battle of Britain day should be a time to reflect on all those who lost their lives in the conflict, not just the British pilots.  It was controversial call but a typically brave statement from a man who always had respect for all those pilots who put their lives on the line.


Building bridges between Britain and Bangladesh

Sep 27, 2012   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  No Comments

One casualty of the worst September storms in decades has been the town of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire. It has been split in two after flooding forced the closure of a major road bridge over the River Wharfe.

The Mayor of Tadcaster, Steve Cobb, said the Wharfe was at its highest level since major floods hit the area in 2000.  He said a number of businesses close to the river had been flooded. “We’re one community but we are split in two today,” Mr Cobb said.

“We are totally dependent on the bridge. It’s a four or five mile trip around without it, just to get to the other side. We have a doctor’s on one side, schools on both sides, all sorts of businesses on either side. We’ve got our fingers crossed. We’ve got everything crossed.”

The Mayor of Tadcaster doesn’t know it but he has a lot in common with Kazi Mahmudullah who lives on the other side of the world in Bangladesh, a country which knows all about floods. Every day he has to jostle with hundreds of buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles to get on a ferry to take him across the river Ganges to get to his job in a solar power factory. READ MORE

Bangkok talks keep climate hopes afloat – just

Sep 5, 2012   //   by Nicholas Milton   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

Have you heard the joke about the drowning man? You know the one in which a man is stuck on his rooftop during a flood and prays to God who first sends a rowing boat, then a motor boat and finally a helicopter to save him……..*

In terms of the climate talks in Bangkok which have just finished on 5 September they will probably go down in history as being the motor boat. However, the next set of climate talks in Doha beginning on 26 November will definately be the helicopter.



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