Home Truths report on affects of Climate Change
13 February 2020
WE ARE SEEING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON OUR DOORSTEP. LITERALLY.
Our homes are more than a building, they are the centre of family life; the places where we raise our children, cook our meals and rest our heads at night. But our homes are under threat from climate change.
Increases in the frequency and severity of extreme weather - including heat waves, flooding, storms and drought - are the most significant early impacts of climate change in the UK. And they all pose a major risk to the homes we love.
This winter we’ve seen flooding devastate communities. Climate Change Coalition report, backed by research from Priestley International Centre for Climate Change finds that extreme rainfall has increased by 40%, and the number of people in the UK facing floods during the winter is more than the population of Birmingham and Manchester combined.
This new report, from the Climate Change Coalition, suggests that it is possible to make our homes fit for the future - and reduce their contribution to climate change.