UK must prepare to cope with future climate changes: the CCC

The UK must make sincere and quick efforts to prepare it to cope with future climate changes, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warned.

The CCC, which was set up to advise the Government on adapting to global warming, said that the country was already feeling the effects of climate change in the form of higher temperatures, changing seasons and more frequent storms.

The group recommended that the country must prepare it to cope with adverse effects of climate changes in five key areas, viz. land use planning, building, infrastructure, natural resources and emergency preparation.

The CCC chairman Lord Krebs criticized the Government saying that the Government was good at talking about taking action, but not as good at taking action.

The adaptation report also concluded that even the most extreme cuts in emissions would not be able to prevent some impacts of climate changes.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said that the report submitted by the CCC was a wake-up call for the country.

Commenting on the issue, Spelman said, "There is no part of our society which is immune from the effects of climate change."

The UK's has seen an increase of 1C in average temperature since the 1970s.