CLIMATE protestors came to a Worcestershire town this week calling for more to be done in preventing the floods which have devastated it previously.

Members of Extinction Rebellion Malvern gathered in Upton Upon Severn on Wednesday to highlight the role of climate change in extreme weather and flooding.

'Rebels' dressed as office workers and sat at a desk took up their position in the shallow parts of the water with signs saying "“Climate Change = Increased Flooding Chaos”and “We cannot continue with business as usual.”

Retired ecologist Dr Johnny Birks, said: "While we have always had flooding in our area, the climate emergency is making the flooding much more frequent and extensive.

"We cannot continue with business-as-usual and ignore the grave threat our communities face”.

“The situation we are facing is like an overflowing bathtub: Do we get mops and buckets to clean up the mess, or do we address the cause and turn off the tap?

"The sensible option is to turn off the taps, and the only way we can do that is to rapidly decrease our carbon emissions.

"We’re in a climate emergency and it’s time we had policies capable of addressing that emergency.”

However, the Climate Change Committee, the government’s climate advisors, say the UK is not on track to meet its targets to lower carbon emissions.

"Boris Johnson is great at producing sound bites which give the impression that he’s providing leadership on the climate,” added Dr Birks.

"But he’s failing to do what’s necessary to keep global warming to safe temperatures.

"We must all demand the government act now, at both the national and county level, to bring down emissions and restore our damaged ecology.

"Covid has taught us we can make great changes in a short time when we need to.

"Rather than ignore the climate crisis, Extinction Rebellion encourages us rise to the challenge together before the flooding and other natural disasters get even worse."