The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government’s climate advisers have warned. Flooding, heat waves, water shortages, damage to nature, food insecurity and pests are major risks for the UK that demand immediate action, according to a report released today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). These risks could lead to a plethora of problems for the UK by the middle of the century, including damage to vital infrastructure, an increase in mortality rates, higher food prices and disease. In some cases, the risks are already relevant today, says the report by the government’s advisory body.
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