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Extreme weather to be 'normal'

The Environment Agency chairman Chris Smith has said the UK must become more resilient to weather extremes of drought and flooding.

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Weather extremes 'highlight urgent need to plan'

The chief of the Environment Agency said last year's extreme weather showed the "urgent need" to plan for a "changing climate". Sir Lord Smith said:

The extremes of weather that we saw last year highlight the urgent need to plan for a changing climate.

More of this extreme weather will exacerbate many of problems that we already deal with including flooding and water scarcity, so taking action today to prepare and adapt homes, businesses, agricultural practices and infrastructure is vital.

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