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Climate change and Cambridgeshire - AGM presentation

Friday, 10 November 2017 10:45

Swans on the River Great Ouse in Huntingdon Swans on the River Great Ouse in Huntingdon

At our annual general meeting, Dr Alan James spoke about the impacts of climate change globally, in the UK and in Cambridgeshire in particular. 

During the meeting, held on 18 October 2017 at the St Ives Corn Exchange, he looked at current scientific measures of climate change. He also described the effects, such as higher-intensity storms, projected for the future.

In Cambridgeshire, one area of concern is the River Great Ouse. Dr James presented a summary of current plans for flood protection and showed how they fall short when compared to the Dutch standard of protection.

He discussed ways to deal with the effects of climate change in our area. Managed flooding and land sacrifice could come into play, for example. He also suggested ways in which government, business and individuals in Cambridgeshire can reduce their impact on the environment. Improving rail freight access to east coast ports, he suggests, could reduce pollution from road use.

You can download the slides to this presentation.

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