Speaking to the Mirror, he said: “We are an island nation which means the biggest challenge we face from climate change is rising sea levels and storms at sea.
“And storms at sea when you are an island nation also mean storms inland so the net result is our coastal areas are under attack at the same time as our rivers are flooding.”
London is in a precarious position, he added, because of the Thames and the Thames estuary “attacking” the capital “from both sides”.
The capital received a taste of what life under extreme climate change might be last night.
Strong winds and torrential downpours moved across parts of the country, flooding streets across central London.