A major report into the UK’s preparedness for the impacts of the global environmental crisis has warned the government is “woefully unaware of and ill-prepared for” the imminent existential threats posed by climate breakdown and the destruction of nature. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) conducted a year-long investigation into environmental breakdown and concluded the country is “acutely vulnerable” to the enormous effects this poses and is not ready for what it described as the “policy challenge” required. The report concluded that the overall environmental crisis has already reached critical levels due to the “historic disregard” for the destruction of nature. Soil has been degraded, species are going extinct, and oceans are polluted, the report noted.
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