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Norfolk County Council

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… Norfolk County Council Climate Strategy 01 Climate Strategy Final - Agreed by Cabinet 10 May 2023 02 Foreword Like everyone who lives in Norfolk, I am keenly aware of the impact of climate change. From flooding to sea-level rise and changing weather patterns, the effects of climate change are evident across the county. But we must…

… on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that human activities have caused 1.0oC of global warming since pre-industrial times and this is likely to reach 1.5 °C between 2030 and 2052. While this does not sound like a big change, even small changes to global temperatures bring big shifts in weather patterns with significant impacts for people and nature. These include4: • Global sea-level has risen by about…

…, far sooner than had been anticipated. Rising sea levels Globally, sea levels have risen by 20cm since the start of the 20th century. Sea levels around the UK have risen by about 6.5cm since 1981-2000 and are currently rising by around 2.5cm per decade. 21 Future projections Due to the emissions already ‘locked in’ to the atmosphere, the UK’s climate will continue to change as global…

… and dry as 2022 could occur every other year. Continued sea level rise The seas around the UK will continue to rise over the next three decades to 2050. By 2050 sea levels could be up to 10 - 30cm higher than over 1981- 2000, and well over 50cm higher by 2100. Impacts of climate change Norfolk is a county of diverse and unique landscapes, but its geographical features also leave it vulnerable…

… groups such as the young and elderly. Climate change is also visible in rising sea levels. Since the 1981-2000 period, sea levels have risen by around 6.5 cm and are estimated to keep rising at 2.5 cm per decade. These changes will accelerate the coastal erosion being seen on parts of the Norfolk coast and raise the risks of flooding in low-lying areas during heavy storms. As well as affecting…

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