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It is now widely agreed that the climate change and biodiversity crisis facing the world is one of the most urgent issues of our time.

The effects of climate change are already being felt here in the UK, with rainfall patterns changing and extreme weather events such as heatwaves and droughts becoming more common.

Met Office data shows average global temperatures have risen by more than 1°C since the 1850s, with 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 the hottest years ever recorded. Since 1998, the UK has seen seven of the ten wettest years on record.

Heatwaves, like that of summer 2018, are now 30-times more likely to happen due to climate change.

To read more about this topic including the impact of net zero carbon emissions and the action that can be taken to reduce greenhouse gases, visit Land Business Insights at Strutt & Parker.

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