Climate change impacts

In England

Temperatures are, on average, between 0.5 – 1°C higher than they were in the 1970s; sea levels have risen by an average of 3 mm each year in recent decades; and extreme weather events are already causing damage and disruption (see the Committee on Climate Change website for more.) 

In Sussex 

We are seeing shifting species ranges and breeding success, changing migration patterns, changes in the annual timing of flowering and the migration of birds and butterflies, food availability and other important ecological factors, including the spread of diseases and different patterns of water availability (flood and drought).

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