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Why do we need to act now? | Climate emergency | Birmingham City Council

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Why do we need to act now?

The climate emergency is a real and significant threat. Communities, the environment, and the economy will be severely affected without significant changes to the way we live, work, and move around.

In Birmingham we are already seeing direct negative impacts the climate emergency is having on people and places. For example, extreme weather is affecting our health and wellbeing, which animals and plants can survive, and what food can be grown. This could lead to an increase in the cost of living, including the cost of food, fuel, and insurance. The negative effects of global warming are often even greater in other parts of the country and the world.

This means that urgent action is needed world-wide and in Birmingham to slow down human-caused global warming. We need to reduce carbon emissions to restore the stability of the climate and enable eco-systems and existing and future generations to survive and thrive.