Typical weather change this century poses both risks and opportunities, according to the first inclusive government appraisal of its type. The investigate was carried out over the past three years and involved studying the possible impacts in 11 key areas including agriculture, flooding and transport.
One aim of the work is to raise awareness of the scale of possible changes and to encourage key organizations to plan ahead. The assessments rely on multiple scenarios based on computer modeling of the future climate. This is designed to provide a baseline for the review so that it is easier to show the risks unless action is taken.