Britain's wetlands are the key to saving us from drought, wildfires and even floods | Tony Juniper
By restoring these natural wet assets that were neglected for decades we can mitigate the worst effects of climate changeFresh water is the lifeblood of civilisation. It makes life on land possible. But we have lost touch with how the water cycle works. As Britain runs further into serious drought, people are asking if we are prepared and if we should have planned better, by building more reservoirs or plugging leaks in the water distribution system.These are hugely important subjects. What is not being discussed are the severe floods that may well arrive in a few months' time. Climate change is leading to greater volatility in the water cycle. It's time to stand back and examine our resilience to water extremes and start improving water quality.Tony Juniper CBE is the chair of Natural England Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/12/britain-wetlands-drought-wildfires-floods-climate-change
Zdroj: The Guardian