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Ribble Valley Borough Council

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… to no more 2°C by the end of the century (considered a “safe level” of temperature increase), and ideally to limit the rise to 1.5°C. Following the 2018 publication of the UN’s special report into the impact of a 1.5°C temperature rise, and with fresh advice from the UK’s Committee of Climate Change in 2019, Parliament has strengthened the Climate Change Act – the ultimate target is to achieve net

…-zero emissions by 2050. However, despite these actions, the UK is already being affected by rising temperatures. The most recent decade (2008-2017) has been on average 0.8 °C warmer than the1961- 1990 average. All ten of the warmest years in the UK have occurred since 1990 with the nine warmest occurring since 2002. The image below, produced by the Met Office, provides a very clear…


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