The high temperatures and lack of rain in the UK are an example of increasing risks from climate change that the CCC highlighted to Government two years ago,’ says influential watchdog. As the UK and much of the northern hemisphere continues to swelter in record-breaking temperatures, the government’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today warned more action is needed to boost resilience to soaring temperatures and drought risks. The influential advisory body issued a statement warning the current heat wave and dry period is a prime example of the increasing risks from climate change it warned the government about in its most recent report on UK climate resilience in 2016.
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The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and flooding. The 128-page plan is the second iteration of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme (NAP), which sets out the the government’s approach to dealing with current and future climate change. The first NAP was published in 2013; the new version covers 2018 to 2023. Adaptation aims to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change that are inevitable due to past and current greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation policy in the UK is a devolved matter. Therefore, the adaptation plan mainly covers England, as well as some wider UK matters.
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Prediction that higher temperatures which caused 2000+ deaths in 2003 will be summer norm by 2040s making adaptation to heatwaves a matter of life and death. The Committee has found that failing to address the danger of heatwaves will threaten the wellbeing of an increasing number of vulnerable people.
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