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Lord Smith Calls for Urgent Action

Posted 11 years ago

Lord Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom, has stated that the country would have to show better resilience against flooding and drought. Figures released by the agency were quite alarming, in 2012 flooding was experienced in one in five days, while drought was seen in one in four days.

According to Lord Smith, it is important to “prepare and adapt”. He added that, “We need to get better at coping with extremes”.

According to a farmer who hails from North Yorkshire, Mike Wilkinson, “My yield was down by a quarter, which financially has had a huge impact on my business. “

The fear that experts have is that an increase in cases of extreme weather could be at hand due to the rise in global temperature.

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