Climate change is happening at the moment. The evidence for this, and the consequences are discussed in the previous climate change pages. Even if we cut carbon emissions to zero today, we still need to get ready for the changes to weather patterns that we are tied-in-to. It will take 30 years or so for the system to find an equilibrium. And it is a different, hotter, more extreme world that we face.
Adaptation is the term we us for getting ready for these changes. It is something that I have been thinking about for a number of years. From my former role, in the Environment Agency, where I worked on a project looking at catchment based adaptation planning tools; to my lead in the Reading Climate Change Partnership, where I have pushed for adaptation to be taken as seriously as the zero carbon agenda.
There is a lot more to write on this. Something that I will focus on when I get the rest of the website plugged together in its new home.