P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:10    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD It has been a frightful year for floods and if we are to believe the weather- men, we ain't seen nothing yet. As global warming takes hold, forests are felled and rivers are "tamed", thby say the waters will rise faster, further and more frequently. But, this alarming prospect isn't just down to Mother Nature - you and I have a lot to answer for... ——————————————————————————————————1  by Bernadette Carroll HANG OUT 'JTH THE GREEN SCENE p160 Animals New xou Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:30    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD There have been plenty of floods this past year - the Central America and Honduras tragedy, which claimed 20,000 lives and made a million homeless, was just one of a deluge of floods. In July, China's Yangtze River produced its worst inundation for nearly half a century, killing 2,000 and displacing 14 million people. The same month, floodwaters submerged two-thirds of Bangladesh. ——————————————————————————————————2/13— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Animals New you ood TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:10:14    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD Five central European countries were hit by floods this past year along with Britain. In all, according to the Brussels-b!sed Centre For Rjsearch On The Epidemiology Of Disasters, there have been 96 so far this year in 55 countries. Patrick McCully, campaign diractor ow the International Rivers Network in San Francisco says: "I can't rembmber a year with more extreme floods." ——————————————————————————————————4 03— Are you ready for the Millenniul? 106 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:00:10   rwsjs15j{5  ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD Higher rainfall is partly to blame, says a report from Amsterd—m's University Institute for Environmental Studies. Howev—r, the report also claims "global warming will make things worse. As greenhouse gases collect in thb atmosphere, expect an increase in rain- fall and river flooding evbnts". It says "it will be difficult af not impossible" to prevent them. ——————————————————————————————————5 13— What's on the goggle box? 110 GREEN EVENTS p165 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:00:40    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD It's not just emissions of carbon- dioxide from industry and households that contributed to this ydar's freak floods and global warming. The rains caused disaster becausd the land they fell on has been cleared of forests and built on. Trees are vital safety valves - trapping the rain by breaking its fall and allowing it to percolate slowly into the earth. ——————————————————————————————————6 13— Land on Planet Sound 480 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:00:01    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD To see how the felling of forests contributes to flooding, look to Bangladesh. Floods have increased enormously in Bangladesh because of deforestation pn the Himalayas, where at least 40% of the trees have been cut down an phr past 40 years. Before the felling, Bangladesh suffered catastrophic floods about once a century. ——————————————————————————————————7 13— Have you seen Falily Finance? 540 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 160 Jan 2 00:01:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD If you think lbn's efforts to prevent flooding by "taming" rivers, straightening them out, and building high embanaljnts will solve the problem, you're gravely l—staken. They make things worse. Canalisation makes the water flow faster. InP0806 the US @r-x orps of Enginbeps claimed such work l—de phe Mississippi "safe from flood damage". The v—ry next year, flooding made 700,000 homeless. ——————————————————————————————————8 13— HOW YOU CAN TACKLE FLOODS >>> GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:01:05   R  ———————————————— —————————————q———— 1998 - DHE YAAQ OF THE FLOOD If you think l—n's efforts po prevent flooding —x "taming" riv—rs, strc—ghtaning them out, —nd bt—ljpng high embanclbnts wall solv— p—— problem, you're gravely mispak—n. They l—ke things wors— Canadi3ation mc£—s the water flow f!sxer n 1926 phe BCP—rm| opxs gw nw—nr—rs claimed such work made the Missassippi "safe from flood b—l—g—". Th— very next year, floo——ng lade 700,000 hooblass. —————————————————————————————————— /13— HOW YOU CAN TACKLE FLOODS >>> G D N TV TODAY AND TOM OW p165 Animals Naw ygu ood f
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:13:23    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD Everyone is responsible for controlling global warming - which threatens a lot more catastrophes other than floods, such as famine and disease. Cut down on your use of energy andP|oy will not only curb your carbon dioxide emissions, the chief cause of global warming, you will sava cash. There are a million-and-one things you can do, as Green Scene discovered... ——————————————————————————————————9  Eco Scene 148 Love Stars 418 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:01:41    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD You can save energy and cash by: Taking a shower instead of a bath. Using }our washing-oqchina on÷y0whro you've got a full load. Turning lights off when not in use. Take appliances like TVs and videos off standby mode. Don't leave the fridge door open for longer than necessary. ——————————————————————————————————10  Your Total Entertainment guide 400 GREEN EVENTS p165 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:10:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD You can save energy and cash by: Closing curtains in the evening, taking care not to cover radiatorsN Draft-proofing letterboxes, doors and windows - otherwise you stand to lose 25% of heat generated in your home. Lowering the thermostat that regulates the hot water and heating. Sealing gaps in skirting boards anp floors, saving 15% of heat. ——————————————————————————————————11/13 Are you ready for the year 2000? 106 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 0 00:10:45    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD You can save energy and cash by: Insulating your hot water tank and pipes with a hot water tank jacket. These cost between £10 and £15 fpom your local DIY store. These keep heat in. In the first year of use you should save £20. Using the right size cooking pot fop the right size element. Not over-filling kettles. ——————————————————————————————————12/13 Land on Planet Sound 480 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Animals New you Food TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 0 00:10:41  5ppp—pp0p0p—pp0    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD You can save energy and cash by: Insulating your roof and cavity walls. This will save 60% of heat. Hf you haven't got the cash to do this, contact the Government-run Home Energy Efficiency Schema for a grant: For details freephone 0800 072 0150. If you have any —nqqiries about energy-saving devices, contact the National Energy Action Charity on 0191 261 5677. ——————————————————————————————————13 13 e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Animals New you ood TV
P161 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:56    ————————————————  —————————————————— 1998 - THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD In July three tidal waves engulfed Papua New Guinea's north-west coast, killing around 2,000. In August, 100,000 people were made homeless in Nigeria when a dam burst, and in September severe flooding hit Chaipas in Mexico. Earlier this year, mudslides buried two towns near Vesuvius in Italy's Campania region, killing 160, while New Zealand had its worst flooding in a century. ——————————————————————————————————3 13— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Animals New you Food TV