Why doesn’t this surprise me? The world is being flooded by floods and there is actually no solution to turn the tide. Instead of tackling climate change at the root, it is now dripping with the tap open.
In one of a pair of damning progress reports on government, the Committee on Committee Climate Change said priority given to adapting to higher temperatures, such as upgrading flood defences, had been eroded in the past decade. The number of officials working on adaptation has fallen since 2013 and adaptation schemes have ceased.
Asked if the UK was going backwards on adaptation, CCC chief executive Chris Stark says: “That is indeed the way it looks.” His team found of 56 risks and opportunities around adaptation, 21 have no actions in the government’s plans.
The UK is going backwards on preparing for the impacts of global warming and is failing to deliver adequate action to meet old climate targets, let alone its new ‘net zero’ one, government advisers have warned. In […]
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