Why should we adapt to climate change?

There are three reasons why we should be adapting to climate change.

  1. Because climate change is inevitable.
  2. Because otherwise, the negative impacts will be too great (i.e. sea level rise and extreme weather events)
  3. Adaptation is essential to limit negative impacts and take advantage of any positive opportunities.

What are the implications of doing nothing?

Failure to act to reduce the risks of climate change carries risks of financial loss, litigation, damage to the natural environment, withdrawal of insurance cover and failure to realise opportunities.

Three reasons to adapt