Flash floods ‘biggest climate threat to UK’

Flash floods in Britain are likely to be the biggest immediate problem caused by climate change, the government’s chief scientist warned today.

Sir David King told a committee of MPs that global warming has already altered the climate and the country will have to prepare for extreme weather such as heat waves and “torrential downpours”.

He said the summer of 2003, which killed an estimated 32,000 people across Europe, was a “climate change-driven event” and one of the world’s biggest natural disasters.

Flash floods ‘biggest climate threat to UK’ | Climate change | Guardian Unlimited Environment

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