Extreme weather events are anticipated to increase as a result of climate change. With extreme rainfall events, for example, to become around 7% more intense for each 1℃ of global warming. There is an increased likelihood of compound risk from multiple extreme weather events simultaneously occurring. with new research concluding that concurrent windstorms and flood events can cause three times as much damage as individual events. In addition the risk from heatwaves and wildfires also is expected to increase. in the meantime UK energy demand is anticipated to rise by 60% by 2050. Increasing demand, alongside reliance and interdependency could lead to future supply issues, and an increased risk of  infrastructure failures resulting from the impacts of extreme weather.


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