Melting glaciers 'threaten UK'

Melting ice in the Arctic could end up costing Britain billions of pounds. Leading scientists have told ITV News that the country needs to prepare now for the increased threat of flooding caused by rising sea levels.

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Experts say melting glaciers are raising UK flood risk

Melting glaciers in the Arctic are increasing the flood risk to the UK and could end up costing us billions of pounds, according to a top environmental official.

Glaciers are responsible for around half of the rise in sea levels to date.

Leading scientists have told ITV News that Arctic glaciers are melting faster than expected and that the UK needs to prepare for more frequent flooding as a result.

In his latest report on the changing Arctic, our Science Editor Lawrence McGinty has been to meet some glaciologists in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard:

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