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16 September 2010
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16 September 2010 | News stories

Be prepared: the UK should act now to adapt to climate change – 16 September 2010

Climate change is already having an impact in the UK. Since the 1970s, average annual temperatures have risen  by 1°C, and Spring arrives 11 days earlier.  These impacts are likely to increase as a result of  future climate change,  with the incidence of extreme weather events such as floods, heat-waves and droughts becoming more frequent.
16 October 2009
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16 October 2009 | News stories

Experts in public health and climate forecasting appointed to ASC – 16 October 2009

The Secretary of State for Environment, Hilary Benn, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Miliband, today announced that Professor Anne Johnson and Professor Tim Palmer will take up the remaining two posts in the Adaptation Sub-Committee, which is chaired by Lord John Krebs.
23 June 2009
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23 June 2009 | News stories

Adaptation Sub-Committee appointed to advise Government on adapting to climate change – 23 June 2009

Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn warned that the UK needs to put plans in place to enable the country to adapt to the threat posed by floods, heat waves and coastal erosion. According to results from the UK Climate Change Projections,  the UK faces warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in future, despite efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
23 June 2009
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23 June 2009 | News stories

Adaptation Sub-Committee appointed to advise Government on adapting to climate change – 23 June 2009

The first six members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) were announced today by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. Dr Sam Fankhauser, Professor Martin Parry, Professor Jim Hall, Dr Andrew Dlugolecki, Baroness Barbara Young and Mr Graham Wynne will make up the new Sub-Committee, headed by the newly-appointed Chair Lord John Krebs.
12 May 2009
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12 May 2009 | News stories

Chair appointed to new Adaptation Sub-Committee to CCC – 12 May 2009

The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of  the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). As the Chair of the Sub-Committee Lord Krebs will also sit on the main Committee.