It's that time when pundits try to put the big events of the year into a nutshell. This photo of a boy trying to keep his T-shirt above water in the Philippines' capital Manila when it was flooded sums up the year for me. Wet, wet, wet. It began in Britain with cracked mud in dry riverbeds and low reservoirs, but became England's wettest year on record. Parts of the country are still flooded. Many countries around the planet have also suffered serious flooding. It will get worse until the twerps who run our world agree on how to tackle global warming. If they don't, start building your ark!