UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017: synthesis report - priorities for the next five years
New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK. Climate change is happening now. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000. The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says. The ASC’s new independent report to Government, ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’ sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK from climate change. The report is the result of more than three years of work involving hundreds of leading scientists and experts from the public and private sectors and civil society. The risk assessment has been peer reviewed by UK and international specialists. 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.