In a speech given at the Royal Society this Tuesday, the expert assured that increasingly hot and dry summers and low rainfall, two effects of climate change, are a toxic combination, so he called for a greater focus on the amount of water available. gave advice. its quality.
Bevan cited predictions made by his agency that call for a 15 percent reduction in rainfall in England by 2050, compared to 22 percent three decades later.
He said that the temperature can exceed 35 degrees and even reach 40 degrees.
According to the official, this is a domino effect, as nature is intertwined, and the risk of drought brings other extreme effects.
Bevan’s warning comes less than two weeks before the start of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, or COP26, in the Scottish city of Glasgow, where world leaders agreed on the measures needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. is expected to be.
However, the director of the British Environment Agency said that whatever the outcome of COP26, and even if the world stopped emitting carbon gases tonight, the impact of climate change is already irreversible in some places.
So as a country, we need to be prepared to face future threats and potential impacts that we know will result.
Bevan’s speech coincided with the announcement of an ambitious plan by the British government to cut net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 and a global investor summit in London.
The initiative, which is part of the so-called ‘green industrial revolution’ enunciated by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson last November, includes a multi-million dollar investment to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles, the replacement and replacement of gas boilers in homes. of fossil fuels as sources of electricity by wind and nuclear fusion.
However, British environmental groups and political parties believe that the government’s strategy to reduce pollutant emissions is inadequate, and in some cases not feasible.
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