Flooding caused by climate change is no longer a distant prospect. The issue is closer to home than ever before, with March last year seeing the highest level of tidal flooding in Bristol since records began. As the climate crisis escalates, Bristol City Council is preparing flood strategies to protect our homes and businesses.
Back in spring, we asked Cable members what their most pressing concerns about Bristol and the climate crisis were. Since then, we’ve been speaking with experts and activists to answer them. This video looks at some of our members’ questions around flooding, including how it will affect the city, which areas will be most impacted, and what’s being done to mitigate the risk.
Before this, we asked Bristol University research associate Jack Nicholls to answer another of our member questions: ‘What can we as a community do to help achieve our carbon neutral commitment by 2030?’
Look out for more in this series, coming soon.
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