Brighton & Hove declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in December 2018. The climate is changing The term climate change is often used to talk specifically about man-made climate change, sometimes called global warming. It's caused by human activity rather than changes in climate that may just be part of Earths natural cycle. Some of the change in climate is out of our control, but we have to be proactive to change what we are in control of. We can reduce our negative impact on the environment and contribute to efforts to meet the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Agreement. Climate change explained Read the information from gov.uk about what climate change is and what's causing it. Weather and climate change Find out the differences between weather and climate and the science behind climate change from the Met Office. Impact on us as a coastal city In Brighton & Hove we are likely to see more extreme weather events like heavy storms and strong winds. We're expecting to experience hotter drier summers and warmer wetter winters which could mean more droughts and more flooding. In December 2019 part of the Albion groyne collapsed into the sea because of strong wind and rain. There have also been cases of trees falling down because heavy rainfall has caused the roots to loosen, making it easier for strong winds to blow them down.
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