‘Adapt or die’: EA warns people will die unless UK does more to prepare for climate change

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a stark warning to the government that environmental regulation is “not ready for a changing climate” and that people will die unless more is done to adapt the UK to increases in extreme weather forecast over the coming decades.

by Conor McGlone
Some 200 people died in this summer’s flooding in Germany and EA chair Emma Howard Boyd warned England could 'sooner or later' see similar scenes. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Some 200 people died in this summer’s flooding in Germany and EA chair Emma Howard Boyd warned England could 'sooner or later' see similar scenes. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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