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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect
In a 2,000-page report, the Climate Change Committee says flooding will destroy bridges - wrecking electricity, gas and IT connections carried on them.
The committee also warns that poor farming means the most fertile soils will be badly degraded by mid-century.
And it says heat-related deaths among the elderly will triple by the 2050s as summer temperatures spiral.
The projections are based on the supposition that governments keep promises made at the Paris climate conference to cut emissions - a pledge that is in doubt.
The committee says if emissions are allowed to spiral, London summer temperatures could hit 48C (118F) in an extreme scenario, although the advisers say they don't expect that to happen.
The report from 80 authors is the most comprehensive yet on the potential impact of climate change on the UK.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Environment Agency chairman Philip Dilley resigns over job demands | Environment | The Guardian
Dilley quits weeks after coming under fire when it emerged he was on holiday in Barbados as floods hit northern England. [...] In a statement, Dilley said he was resigning in part because expectations of the role had expanded, to require him to be available at short notice throughout the year, which he found “inappropriate”. [ like Zero Hour Contract? ... We are all in this Together, right. ] He denied giving any untrue or misleading impression about his whereabouts during the floods, after the EA initially said he was at home with his family.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a

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