Adapting to climate change is about preparing for the changes to our climate and likely impacts we anticipate as a result of human activity since the industrial revolution. This is largely due to increased green house gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, released from burning fossil fuels like coal and gas to create heat and energy.
Science shows that we are now already locked into an amount of climate change even if we stopped the use of all fossil fuels today. This is because of the time lag in the effect of green house gases already emitted into the atmosphere. Whilst work will continue at all levels to ensure we limit any further changes to our climate we must now also prioritise work to adapt to the changes we are committed to.
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