Maria Eagle said a better understanding of the challenges posed by climate change was the answer to solving the flooding crisis.
She also criticised the environment minister Owen Patterson for being part of the "headless chicken brigade" of climate sceptics and said he needed to "get on with it".
Prince Charles appeared to criticise efforts to help flood victims in today saying: The tragedy is that nothing happened for so long."
Ministers have been steering clear of flooded Somerset - but for how long? But after Prince Charles' visit, don't expect it to last.