Urgent action needed to address climate change risks

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is required to prepare for the inevitable consequences, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warns in a new report.

Changes to the UK climate are likely to include periods of too much or too little water, increasing average and extreme temperatures, and sea level rise, says the latest assessment report, published today by the CCC’s adaptation sub-committee. It highlights six immediate priority areas: flooding and coastal change; the impact of high temperatures in the built environment; risks ...

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