Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Climate change information delay

Definitive information on what climate change the UK is facing has been delayed.

The widely anticipated UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)21st Century Climate Change Projections (2008), due about now, will not now be available until Spring 2009.

The data is crucial for all future infrastructure planning, environmental and flood defence work.

"This decision has been taken based on information provided by the Met Office Hadley Centre which needs more time to consolidate the climate projections," UKCIP has said.

"The Met Office is using ground-breaking science to produce the new climate projections – combining information from the widest possible range of global climate models. This complex process requires further analysis which will unfortunately take more time than initially expected," the organisation said.

The decision to delay the report was taken by Defra,Met Office Hadley Centre and UKCIP.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.