Climate change hitting “worst case scenario” levels

The COVID Diaries – 297 23rd Febrary

Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned that climate change has already hit “worst case scenario” levels which if allowed to continue will result in the collapse of ecosystems.

Speaking to the annual conference of the Association of British Insurers he said: “Much more extreme weather will kill more people through drought, flooding, wildfires and heatwaves than most wars have.

“The net effects will collapse ecosystems, slash crop yields, take out the infrastructure that our civilisation depends on, and destroy the basis of the modern economy and modern society.”