Dangers of Climate Change

  • Scientific evidence shows that climate change is a reality and that it is already causing severe harm to the lives of hundred of millions of people around the globe.
  • Climate change will cause increased extreme weather events (floods, droughts and heat waves), rising sea levels and loss of food production.
  • Climate change will also impact the political stability and security of nations, particularly those poorer and more vulnerable where, for example, their populations may be forced to relocate due to rising sea levels.
  • Climate change will induce negative impact on the built environment, rendering current urban planning and building standards unsuitable. Also, a radical rethink will be required in relation to the future viability of manufacturing e.g energy hungry building materials such as concrete.