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Dorset Council

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… security, water supply, human security, and economic growth, these would be even worse at 2°C. THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY Within the UK, the government advisory panel on climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has highlighted that the world’s current emissions trajectory is likely to lead to a 4°C rise of global temperatures and that deep and rapid action is required. A 4°C…

…, business revenues, and, in extreme cases, the viability of communities. RISKS TO HEALTH, WELLBEING, AND PRODUC- TIVITY FROM HIGH TEMPERATURES – tripling prema- ture heat-related deaths by the 2050s within an aging popula- tion RISK OF SHORTAGES IN THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY, AND FOR AGRICULTURE, ENERGY GEN- ERATION, AND INDUSTRY – putting increasing pressure and competition on industry, farming…

…, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth. It warned that the world could potentially hit the 1.5°C warming by 2030 if emissions carry on as they are (though this date could be as late as 2052) and that serious, large-scale action is urgently needed in the short term if we are to have any chance of avoiding a 1.5°C rise. How is the UK tackling climate…


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