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Projected changes in the UK’s future climate, such as warmer, drier summers and wetter, milder winters could have significant implications for how well our infrastructure delivers in the future.
Britain’s carbon budgets are domestic emissions objectives, adopted because they make sense for the UK. But climate change is a global problem. So it is important to see other nations taking action as well.
The Thames Barrier is one of the country’s most high-profile symbols of adaptation. It was fitting, therefore, that the Committee on Climate Change adaptation team recently visited the Thames Barrier for its monthly test closure.
Looking forward, everyone knows that weather forecasts aren't perfect, particularly beyond a few days. This raises the question: how can people predict the climate in 2100 when we can't even predict what it will be like next week?
Leading figures from the world of climate science, government and mathematics recently convened to hear the latest from a ground-breaking mathematics research programme aimed at advancing one of the most challenging and economically important mathematical problems of all time...
Despite the UK having the strongest climate change legislation in the world, and cross-party support for action from Politicians, people here remain more pessimistic than in other countries about our ability to solve the climate crisis.
Sorting fact from fiction is becoming central to the climate change debate. In the aftermath of Copenhagen and with Cancun looming ahead, Jim Skea distinguishes between what can be done and what must be done...
The Adaptation Sub-Committee was established in June 2009 to provide independent advice to the Government on the risks to the UK from climate change and to assess progress being made to adapt to future risks and opportunities.
The Committee’s analysis of the contribution that UK aviation could make to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases has been published in ICAO’s 2010 Environment report.
Ute Collier leads the CCC’s analysis on emissions from buildings and industry.