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New report shows 1.8 million people in UK face major flood risk

Source(s):  Independent Catholic News (ICN)

Source: CAFOD

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Published by campaign organisation The Climate Coalition and the Priestley International Centre for Climate, the report warns that the UK is already seeing wetter winters and more frequent and intense weather extremes due to climate change. Around 1.8 million people are now living in areas with significant risk of flooding.

In two recent studies, researchers found the likelihood of extreme rainfall happening in the UK had increased by approximately 40% because of climate change.

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The Climate Coalition says the government must act urgently to strengthen flood defences and put in place plans to end the UK's contribution to the climate crisis.

The report argues that stricter controls on building homes in areas at risk of flooding and planting more trees in urban areas will both reduce the risk of flooding and help to cool cities during heatwaves.

The Coalition also says that improvements to homes - which contribute one-fifth of UK emissions - will play a key role in meeting the government's target of cutting emissions to net zero.

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  • Publication date 05 Feb 2020

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