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Slough Borough Council

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… - with increased risk of flooding; • higher sea levels - with larger storm waves putting a strain on the UK’s coastal defences; • more and longer-lasting heat waves. 2.3.2 The effect of warming on rainfall patterns and water supplies Changing rainfall patterns will affect water supplies. Too much rainfall in a short amount of time in some areas and not enough in other…

… or abrupt changes, some of which may be effectively irreversible. For example: • Arctic permafrost could thaw rapidly, releasing greenhouse gases that are currently ‘locked away’ and causing further rapid warming; • the great sheet of ice covering Greenland, which contains enough ice to cause up to 7 metres of sea level rise, could melt almost entirely. While…

… and glaciers • rising sea levels • more extreme weather events Source: Climate Change Explained DECC website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate- change-explained#climate-change-now 2.2 Causes of Climate Change Rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, such as methane, in the atmosphere create a ‘greenhouse effect’, trapping the Sun’s…

… in the oceans Increasing temperatures and acidification of the oceans are threatening marine ecosystems around the world. Coral reefs, in particular will be at major risk if ocean temperatures keep increasing. Sea levels will keep rising as the polar ice sheets and glaciers melt and the warming oceans expand. Even small increases of tens of centimetres could put thousands of lives…

… century, and more frequent heavy rainfall events and rising sea levels will increase the risk of floods. While not all extreme weather events can be directly linked to human influences, we are already seeing the huge impacts on society that extreme weather events can have. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that between 2001 and 2010 extreme weather events caused…

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