According to a report on adaptation or “climate-proofing” by an independent Climate Change Committee called CCC, the UK is likely to get heated up sooner than expected.
It predicts a disturbing arrival of severe heat waves, especially in big cities along with more intense rainfall.
This will also increase the risk of flooding in most parts of the country.
The report warns and suggests taking the proper precaution and being fully prepared for this upcoming disaster.
People should make their homes and other infrastructures resilient to floods, heat, and humid nights.
It focuses on the severe impacts of global warming. The minds behind the report are devastated to see how the government is handling the situation.
They are asserting that global warming will damage tens of billions of pounds over a short period of time if proper care is not taken when there is time.
The CCC is an independent body of experts which is reliable to give government advice upon climate havoc.
It says that sadly the UK is in a far worse condition than it was five years ago at the time of its last report on the state of climate change to fighting this impending disaster.
The chairwoman of the CCC’s subcommittee on adaptation, Baroness Brown believes that the government does not want to invest in the safety proofing of the infrastructure because the benefits are sometimes deterred for years and the result is not visible.
“They think they can put adaptation off until tomorrow. But now it’s time for urgent action,” she said.
Some of the suggestions that CCC would like for the government to implement as soon as possible include the insulation of the buildings. It would protect it from emissions.
The government needs to compel the landlords to work upon the cooling system of the flats by installing sunshades. The new houses that are built need to be prepared for a hotter climate.
The report also commented upon the state of the flora and fauna. It raised its concern about the upland species which are likely to struggle to live by the end of the century.
Moreover, it is important to note that peat bogs are currently helping to reduce the effects of climate change but if the earth continues to heat up at the same rate then the reverse impact might happen and the same peat bogs might end up releasing the carbons in the atmosphere, the whole peatlands could dry out.
Hence, it is one of the urgently required for the government to re-wet the peat moors to at one percent optimum level.
Moreover, the report asserted its concern over the concern of electricity. The UK is trying to convert itself into a low carbon economy.
The more amount of electricity usage would mean more the risk of more power cuts. Hence, extreme weather and power cuts will not help anyone’s cause.
Though the heating up of the climate will gain a few advantages for the country in regard to its agriculture practices, the farmers will be able to more variety of crops and lesser people will die due to the cold weather, however, it is going to suffer massively due to the losses.
Chris Stark, the committee’s chief executive, said that the members of the committee were so aggravated by the lack of government attention to such an important cause that they deliberately made the report “spiky”.
He said, “It’s really troubling how little attention the government has paid to this. The extent of planning for many of the risks is really shocking. We are not thinking clearly about what lies ahead.”