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DID THE UK GOVERNMENT ATTEMPT TO REDUCE THE VISIBILITY OF ITS NEWLY PUBLISHED CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT?

The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Report was recently published by the UK government. Laws require that an assessment be published every five years. This most recent assessment indicates that by 2050, developments in climate change could double the amount of heat-related deaths suffered in the country, bring about shortages to public water supplies, result in increased flooding, and degrade the natural environment.

Certain commentators, like Greenpeace UK, argue that the report demonstrates the need to treat climate change as a matter of national security. Some who share this sentiment have therefore criticised the government for the lack of visibility provided to the report, noting that its publication was not covered by any major media outlet, or posted about via the Department for Food, Agricultural and Rural Affairs’ official twitter account.

A government source has responded by stating that a news story about the publication was circulated on the Government website gov.uk, and that this is the standard practice for advertising of reports like the one in question.

 

The gLAWcal Team

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Wednesday, January 25 2017

(Source: The Independent)